Automotive Process Management
SOFTWARE, SECURITY, SAFETY
The automotive industry is being transformed by the dominance of software and interconnectivity in innovation. To keep vehicle ecosystems current and secure, software must be continuously updated without impacting safety.
OEMs and suppliers need to keep pace with the dynamics of this transition under continued cost pressure. As a result, redesigning the automotive value streams and their processes becomes mandatory
Every automotive customer expects their vehicle to be safe, secure, and reliable. In that respect, the following standards apply to automotive companies:
- ISO/SAE 21434 for cyber security of road vehicles
- ISO DIS 24089 for software update engineering
- ISO 26262:2018 for functional safety
- ISO PAS 21448 for the safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF)
- Automotive SPICE® 3.1 for quality in systems and software engineering
To fulfill those standards, certain processes must be followed in all development projects. Cybersecurity practices need to be implemented across the organization and compliance must be demonstrated in audits and assessments.
Automotive companies are challenged to implement this without adding significant overhead to their bottom line and time to market.
When I do Automotive SPICE® assessments the teams use Stages to prove how well they are doing on these assessments.
James Greenfield, Senior Process and Assessment Consultant, Continental
PROCESS INNOVATION AT TWICE THE SPEED
Especially new players in the automotive market need to efficiently achieve the required process excellence. Our Automotive Process Framework can be used as a jumpstart. It is modeled in Stages and contains the condensed know-how of two decades of automotive process experience:
- Definitions of 45 processes covering
- System engineering
- Software development
- Hardware development
- Mechanical development
- Functional safety
- Management and support
- Templates for 90 key work products
- Complete mapping to ISO 26262, ISO 21434, and Automotive SPICE
Organizations using Stages with the Automotive Process Framework achieve their process improvement goals up to 50% faster than their peers
OUR PROVEN PROCESS PLATFORM
STAGES IS THE #1 TOOL FOR MANAGING PROCESSES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Interview with General Motors
Stages helped us immensely to improve just simply by getting all of our knowledge and all of our process elements in one formal system – and all are talking to each other. It helps get us out of the old way of thinking about processes in managing individual Excel files and PowerPoint files.
Nick Wilmot, Business Process Lead, General Motors