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A-SPICE

The ISO/IEC 15504 norm, also known as SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination), defines a model for process evaluation. It’s an international norm that evaluates an organization’s software processes’ capacity and maturity and it was created to complement the ISO/IEC 12207 norm, which defines Software Engineering processes, activities and tasks which are associated to the process of the software’s life-cycle, since its conception through the delivery and project closing.

SPICE implementation can gradually improve software projects’ quality, so it can be seen as a competitive and strategic element, which will improve the end product’s quality and make organizations more competitive.

Among the main benefits of SPICE implementation we can highlight the following:

 

  • Market acknowledgment, being that a key factor against the concurrence;
  • Customer satisfaction increase;
  • Internal enterprise improvement;
  • All-area common methodology implementation;
  • Control over every project software phases and management areas;
  • Detecting and fixing possible flaws in every stage of a project.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.prosource.be/blogs/news/automotive-spice-versus-cmmi-method-comparison

http://www.flymild.com/resumo-iso-15504-spice-parte-1/

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