Functional Safety (ISO26262) and Automotive SPICE Training

Our experts offer a wide range of automotive safety courses, from Functional Safety and ASPICE awareness training aimed at beginner developers and managers to role-specific coaching on specific tools and frameworks used in the industry.

Why are ISO26262 and Automotive SPICE standards important?

Safety norms such ISO26262 and Automotive SPICE are reservedly used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1/Tier 2 suppliers to ensure the safety of automotive software and hardware components.

That’s why they’re essential for:
🔵 minimising any hazard associated with the safety of vehicle drivers and passengers that could undermine the integrity of the automotive industry
🔵 facilitating the introduction of new and improved automotive products that follow the requirements of global safety standards
🔵 limiting the risk of product recalls and company authority being impaired by safety failures

If you and your team are faced with

Lack of Functional Safety/ASPICE awareness

If you haven’t encouraged safety culture at your company, introducing standards in this matter may be more difficult than you expect. You may not have Functional Safety/ASPICE experts in your team or enough knowledge and experience to apply it to real-life projects.

Role-specific automotive requirements

Your team may need help with the Functional Safety, ASPICE and CMMI requirements that are specific to their daily tasks.

Pre-certification preparation effort

Going through ASPICE or Functional Safety Assessment is a complex process, yet it is critical for your project to meet the standards and automotive industry’s best practices.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

Our offer

Automotive SPICE Training

During our Automotive SPICE training, we focus not only on making sure that we share our knowledge with your team, but also that we thoroughly understand your team’s needs.*

*please note that we do not provide individual training
Introduction to ASPICE Training
General awareness of Automotive ASPICE, benefits, structure, and basic concepts. Description of capability levels, introduction to assessment, and ratings. Recommended for each project member. (Prerequisite for detailed process training).
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Software Requirements Analysis (SWE.1) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). Explanation of SW Requirements analysis process most important aspects. Dependencies to other processes and relations between ASPICE and FuSa (introduction to FUSA role training). Good Practices how to write requirements. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Software Unit Verification (SWE.4) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). How to execute unit verification according to ASPICE, what aspects have to be considered. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Software Integration and Integration Testing (SWE.5) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). Approaches to SW integration, good practices to perform Integration Tests. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Software Qualification Testing (SWE.6) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). How to perform Qualification Tests according to ASPICE, explanation of expected base practices. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Configuration Management (SUP.8) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). What practices are expected to perform Software Configuration Management according to ASPICE. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h
ASPICE Problem Resolution Management (SUP.9) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). How to effectively managed Problems and Issues according to ASPICE. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.

regular / online
1h
ASPICE Change Request Management (SUP.10) Process Training
Short introduction to ASPICE (if no Introduction to ASPICE held before). What practices are expected to manage Change Request according to ASPICE. Dependencies to other processes. Can be held as a separate module or together with other process training.
regular / online
1h

Our offer

Functional Safety – ISO26262 Training

Automotive risk management and safety requirements call for complex solutions and deep-rooted knowledge of how they work. We offer Functional Safety ISO26262 training for any role and at any level.*

*please note that we do not provide individual training
FuSa Awareness Training
The training includes an overview of safety standards; ISO26262 basic definitions, terminology, and concepts. Mandatory for each project member. (Prerequisite for in-depth roles training).
regular / online
2.5h
FuSa SW Requirements Training
How-to on managing requirements in safety-rated projects. It also includes modules on what are safety requirements and how to handle them. Safety Requirements traceability; verification; relation to safety analysis; exercises.
regular / online
3h
FuSa SW Architecture Training
The training includes analysing safety concept impact on SW architecture, as well as key Safety Architecture concepts; verification; tooling; best practices. There’s also a module on how to justify SW architecture implements safety, exercises.
regular / online
3h
FuSa SW Dev & Devops Training
The core of this training is the module on what makes your code safety-rated. We will also teach your team the SW Unit Design principles, SW Unit Verification methods and we will go through course exercises together.
regular / online
4h
FuSa Testing Training
How-to on executing testing processes to be compliant with ISO26262 and what criteria must be met to test ASIL rated components. Testing prerequisities; test environment; main goals and strategies; Integration and Verification methods required by ISO26262; exercises.
regular / online
4h
FuSa for Management Training
The topics of this training include: what is the role of management in the ISO26262 process? How the implementation of ISO26262 can impact your organisation? Is it possible to combine ISO and ASPICE? How much effort more must be added to a “typical” non-ASIL project to make it ISO26262 rated? There are also modules on FuSa vs. ASPICE, FuSa in projects, FuSa early adoption advantages, Non-FuSa product development risks, and successful FuSa implementation.
regular / online
2h
Fusa Concept/System Training
There are modules on functional safety concept, system architectural design, technical safety concept, system and integration testing and safety validation, plus exercises.
regular / online
7h
FuSa HW Training
The modules include how-to on preparing hardware compliant with ISO26262, how-to on making sure that hardware and software are complementary to achieve project safety goals. HW Development Lifecycle; HW requirements; HW Architecture and Design; HW Analysis; Hardware Testing; exercises.
regular / online
7h

For the following roles

System Engineers

Our specialists will help you figure out which areas of FuSa and ASPICE should be covered and what it means for system design and its validation.

Managers

Understanding the basics of FuSa and ASPICE is key for making sure that your RFQ’s are reliable and that the product or service your team is working on is standard-compliant.

Software Developers

Our specialists can help you go through OEM requirements and development infrastructure, analyse your software development processes and help in features implementation, based on the ISO26262 and ASPICE rules.

Requirement Engineers

Our team can help you walk through the automotive industry requirements, analyse them and build your own requirements – that can be further implemented – and managed through the project life cycle and OEM assessment preparation.

Software Architects

As a Software Architect, you need to know the key elements of ISO 26262 as well as the do’s and don’ts of automotive product’s architecture design.

Software Testers

Get to know the best practices and methods for software integration/verification and for embedded software testing.

Hardware Engineers

Hardware safety analysis, HW design or HW-SW interface specification one-on-one are some of the elements that you’ll learn as a Hardware Engineer during our training.

Meet our experts

Tomasz Lokietek
Senior Functional Safety Engineer

I am a certificated Automotive Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the computer software industry. I have extensive experience in Kaizen, Electronics, Automotive, R&D and Manufacturing gained by working with leading IT companies in Europe. I am also an accomplished professional with an executive MBA focused in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Polish Open University. At Spyrosoft, I support key clients from the Automotive business unit in implementing functional safety solutions.

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Lukasz Stachowiak
Functional Safety Engineer

I am a Functional Safety Engineer responsible for the identification of development risks and capabilities associated with suppliers of mechatronic systems. Together with my team, I support our clients in implementing products in line with the safety and risk management requirements.

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Marcin Tomczak
Technical Lead Quality Engineer

I am a Technical Lead Quality Engineer at Spyrosoft with over 16 years of experience in the computer software industry. My specialisation areas include: Automotive SPICE, SEI CMM/CMMI, TL9000, ISO 9001, Software Process Improvement, Quality Assurance, Defect Prevention, Problem Solving, Metrics Definition and Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Quality Audits and Software Configuration Management. At Spyrosoft, I oversee projects for our clients from the Automotive industry, supporting the effective implementation of safety requirements.

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Jakub Celej
Functional Safety Engineer

I focus on assuring high quality of projects in terms of the ISO 26262 standard. During my work, I encounter challenges related to hardware detailed design concept creation and analysis as well as to embedded software and system architecture, mostly in ADAS domains. Including both functional safety and Automotive SPICE requirements, I work on providing the most efficient way of process optimisation in a highly demanding automotive industry.

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Piotr Peret
Functional Safety Engineer

At Spyrosoft, I work as an Automotive Functional Safety Engineer. Among many activities, my role includes performing safety-oriented analyses, creating safety-specific project documentation according to the industry standards and guiding multidisciplinary teams towards achieving an adequate level of safety integrity. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from AGH University of Science and Technology.

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Marek Palka
Head of Quality

Making processes work for people and not the other way round is the priority in my work. I worked in IT industry my entire career in different Quality Management positions as well as in Project Management. I had the opportunity to introduce and audit for compliance many industry standards in automotive, medical devices and information security fields. My experience also includes assessment, implementation, deployment and maintenance of Management Systems compliant with ISO standards.

SPYROSOFT

Who we are

We are a team of well-versed software development specialists who have been working on both Functional Safety and Automotive SPICE projects with OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, for years.

Now, we’re ready to share our experience with your team.

Whether your goal is to prepare your product for an automotive standard assessment, build up your team’s competence or you need specialists to support you on-site, our experts are ready to help.

Learn more about our Automotive offering.

UNIQUE APPROACH

How we work

Our approach stems from the detailed knowledge of the automotive safety standards and the understanding of how to efficiently implement them in practice. Watch this short video for more information about our experts, how they work on projects and what type of support they offer.

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Frequently asked questions

There are no specific prerequisites for attending any of our training sessions, but basic know-how of automotive standards may be beneficial.

We accept a maximum of 20 people for any of our training sessions, be it on-site or online.

It largely depends on how many training modules you would like us to cover and how large your team is. The price may also be affected by training customisation to address specific needs.

Training can be done remotely, at one of Spyrosoft’s offices or at a customer location. It must be agreed between the customer and Spyrosoft, however, the final agreement must follow recommendations made by the authorities, for Covid safety measures.

From a training content point of view, there are none. Although during remote sessions, it might be more difficult for the trainer to check training assignments.

To some extent, yes. Training itself should answer most of your questions regarding ISO26262. In depth technical answers necessitate that our experts are familiar with your project and its documentation, which requires some time. Worry not, there is an ISO26262 on-site support service available which can be useful in such cases. Please ask your tutor for details or contact Spyrosoft sales department.

Passing an ISO 26262 exam requires not only theoretical knowledge but a documented experience in the field and a “safety thinking” approach. Spyrosoft does offer participation certificates.

There is currently no separate training or workshop for the tool qualification process. However, Spyrosoft can provide templates and support for the entire tool qualification process as part of the on-site support.

Currently, Spyrosoft does not offer ISO 26262 certifications on nor the personal level or certification for projects. However, Spyrosoft offers pre-certification services in which you are equipped with instructions, checklists, compliance reports, and certified functional safety professionals to aid your team in achieving ISO 26262 certification.

We do not recommend it, but it is widely performed due to resources and time limitations. However, whether it is possible depends on the project’s scope and individual specification. If the system architecture is not suitable for the achievement of ASIL compliance, the workload required to tailor it may exceed the cost of starting a new project from scratch. If you want to identify whether this is possible, estimate the cost, and avoid pitfalls, please contact us using the form below.

Spyrosoft offers FuSa training for hardware, where all aspects of hardware safety are covered. Additionally, we provide assessments of hardware solution suitability for ASIL applications in the form of safety analyses like FMEDA and FTA training. Our experts provide support and expertise in conducting and facilitating hardware safety analyses. The results of the analyses will include metrics of current hardware design, available safety measures and mechanisms, identification of weak design points, and proposed solutions to achieve compliance with the desired safety integrity level.

Many aspects of the project have to be taken into consideration when estimating cost and time. Spyrosoft proposes a framework to estimate time, cost, and roles required to achieve compliance with the standard and create optimal RFQs. FuSa training for Managers and on-site support covers those aspects.

Yes, ISO 26262 was created based on the IEC 61508 standard, so there are a lot of common points. Although IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 methods, measures and KPI’s vary. IEC 61508 is not currently included in Spyrosoft training portfolio.

The scope of the training is determined by what you are responsible for in product development or by your current need for a certain amount of knowledge. In any case, we encourage you to contact us – we will help you precisely define the training scope.

The time for each standard training module is specified and available on the website or by contacting our representative.

It is not mandatory. Although FuSa and ASPICE are mostly complementary and both required by OEM’s and Tier1/2s. The optimal way is to deploy FuSa on the basis of ASPICE – our experts can show you tips and tricks on how to approach this difficult topic.

No, some of your domain experts may already have the required level of knowledge (unless they want to refresh their knowledge and check if the standards have changed within recent years). If you are approaching your first FuSa/ASPICE project or you want to create FuSa/ASPICE standardised processes within your company, we encourage you to train each project team member. Moreover, FSM in this project must provide proof that the team has the competencies needed to perform their tasks in safety-rated projects. Usually, such proof is secured by training the project team.

Our other automotive services

Pre-certification audits and assessments

We offer comprehensive preparation for automotive audits and assessments that will help you gain FuSa, ASPICE and CMMI certification.

Safety analysis

We offer critical safety analysis training, guidelines and implementation support for HARA, FTA, DFA, SW FMEA, HW FMEDA.

On-site support

In addition to training and pre-certification audits and assessments, we can also support your team on-site, guiding you through the product development and industrialisation process.

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