Workshop 4 - Good and Bad SPI Practices


Eva Breske
BOSCH Engineering GmbH, Germany

Thomas Schweigert
SQS, Germany
Definition of SPI

SPI originally was called Software Process Improvement. Then the term was extended to System, Software, Service Improvement and Innovation. Meanwhile systems like cars, planes, medical devices get into the cloud and we could add the term Security for S and the term Infrastructure for I. Whatever change we make the main understanding stays the same, we need to improve the processes, services and products continuously. We still develop a large number of assessment models, but what happens after the assessment? Many improvement projects fail, get delayed. Improvement projects taken often years, an assessment is just a kick off and takes days. For the success it is therefore critical to exchange good and bad practices about what worked in SPI and what not. SPI is a term which is currently being extended to fit the scope of current industry needs.

From 2018 onwards all submitted papers in the enture book with reference the SPI manifesto or suggest extensions to the existing SPI manifesto. These new inputs will be considered in this workshop.

Workshop Program 6.9.2018

10.00 - 11.00

ISO 33020 Cornerstone or Pitfall of Process Improvement
Tomas Schweigert, Michael Phillipp, SQS, Germany

Development of SPI Strategy Framework and its application to SPI projects
So NORIMATSU, Toshiyuki KISHI, Noriko WADA, JASPIC Japan Software Process Improvement Consortium, Japan

11.00 - 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30

Workshop SPI Manifesto Update All papers were asked to include a reflection about the SPI manifesto.
In this workshop these reflections will be analysed. The outcome will be a list with updates and new interpretations
for the SPI manifesto. Participate in this SPI manifesto update!

16.00 - 18.00

Continued: ... Workshop SPI Manifesto Update



Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Values and Principles of the SPI Manifesto
  • Organisational Best Practices
  • Experiences with Bad Practices
  • Experiences with the Volkswagen SQIL-SW Quality Improvement Leader Programme
  • Experiences with the ECQA Process Improvement Manager Qualification
  • Roll Out Strategies
  • New Values and Principles to be considered

Submission Dates

06.04.2018 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2018 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
12.06.2018 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
31.07.2018 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
30.08.2018 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.

Additional Information

Key Contributors

Key contributions to the Workshop will come from European initiatives which developed best practices for SPI. However, the workshop is open to include experts who are willing to share their best practices with the community. We invite experts from knowledge areas like

•    Good practices / experiences with the implementation of improvement programs
•    Bad practices / experiences (what not to do) with the implementation of improvement programs
•    Standards / programs supporting improvement coaching concepts
•    Areas where improvement is most difficult to manage and how to solve this
•    Key success factors
•    Metrics to be used for tracking improvement programs

to share, discuss, and publish their experiences with EuroAsiaSPI.
Still the good/bad practices library needs to grow and we must constantly learn and also update the concept of programs like SPI manager.

Interactive Workshop Approach

From 2018 onwards all submitted papers in the enture book with reference the SPI manifesto or suggest extensions to the existing SPI manifesto. These new inputs will be considered in this workshop.
An editorial board (Gabriele Sauberer, Paul Clarke, So Norimatsu) will analyse the  SPI Manifeso inputs in the papers before the workshop and contribute this an an input to the workshop.
In the interactive workshop then an idea for an extension of the existing SPI Manifesto terminology is elaborated.
The idea is to continuously elaborate further the terminology underlying the SPI term.
See also the SPI Manifesto and SPI terminology strategy of EuroAsiaSPI².