Ada is a valued Senior Quality Specialist at Codelab. Recently, she achieved the ASPICE Provisional Assessor certificate. We sat down with Ada to learn more about the importance and advantages of this certification, her other responsibilities, and how all this contributes to the high level of quality our customers have come to expect from us.
Ada – first and foremost – congratulations are in order, as you have demonstrated your extensive knowledge and skills by completing the Automotive SPICE Assessor certification. That’s a significant achievement! Could you explain very briefly what exactly ASPICE is?
Automotive SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) is a widely recognized international standard for evaluating software manufacturing processes in the automotive industry. ASPICE provides a framework for assessing and improving software development processes, ensuring that the quality of software produced for the automotive industry meets the required standards. Automotive SPICE is mandated by many key players in the automotive sector, such as Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, and Nissan.
What does obtaining this certification mean for you? What does it mean for Codelab?
The training and exam are very demanding and I am proud to have obtained the Provisional Assessor Automotive SPICE certificate, which certifies detailed knowledge about the Automotive SPICE model and the ability to correctly interpret the standard’s provisions. The standard is widely available and anyone can use it. Unfortunately, without specialized knowledge, many mistakes can be made and the software development process can be created or assessed incorrectly. Currently, at Codelab, we have two experts with Provisional Assessor Automotive SPICE certificates and many experienced software engineers working on Automotive projects, which clearly sets us apart from other software development providers on the market. As a result, we offer our clients the automotive software of the highest quality and support them in creating and improving their own processes.
If I were to mention this in my next conversation with a client, what are the advantages from their perspective? Do such qualifications somehow translate into our cooperation with clients?
Automotive SPICE is an obligatory requirement in most automotive industry projects. Thanks to our many years of experience, expert knowledge and certificates like the Automotive SPICE Provisional Assessor, we can support our clients at every stage of automotive software development. Both companies who want to enter the market with a new product, and don’t know how to properly set up the process, and those who have been OEM subcontractors for many years but require industry leading automotive Software development according to ASPICE quality requirements.
our Senior Quality Specialist, along with the Quality team at Codelab, implements business-relevant standards, norms and quality systems. She conducts workshops and trainings aimed at supporting teams in understanding and improving processes and quality requirements. Furthermore, Ada carries out internal audits and ASPICE assessments, plans and conducts measures ensuring high quality assurance in projects and within the organization. Additionally, she is involved in leading client projects, but also and in-house projects, ranging from employer branding initiatives and the development of initiatives supporting hybrid working to well-being within our organization.