Assessment Tools

We provide a wide range of assessment tools for various application domains supporting different assessment methodologies. The assessment tool is a software package which helps you to:

  • Prepare an assessment and select the relevant processes
  • Perform the interviews and data collection
  • Evaluate and analyse the data and produce charts
  • Create assessment reports and improvement recommendations

 

For Organisations with Software/Systems Focus

SPiCE-Lite

 

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Price:from € 500 to € 1.500
Details:www.spicelite.com
 

SPiCE-Lite

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Software companies of any size, even very small teams. SPiCE-Lite is the easiest way to have a look at the software development activities from a process-oriented point of view.SPiCE-Lite contains an ESA-PSS05 like life-cycle and organisational background from ISO9000. Additionally it contains a SPICE (ISO15504) mapping.Use SPiCE-Lite if you are doing an assessment for the first time. A SPiCE-Lite assessment can be performed within 3-4 hours. Use it to learn about software engineering and to involve and motivate your colleagues.

 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for International Standard

 

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Price:from €1.200 to €12.000
Details:www.spice121.com
 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for International Standard

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Software companies which want to assess their capability level according to ISO15504 (SPiCE).
SPICE121 for International Standard is also suited for IT procurers to assess the supplier's processes.
ISO/IEC IS 15504:2012 - SPiCE.
SPICE 1-2-1 for International Standard is a one to one image of the ISO standard including also informative elements like work product descriptions.
SPiCE 1-2-1 helps to perform an ISO15504 compliant assessment for software organisations. Information is collected and evaluated in a systematical way to make the adoption of the standard more efficient.

 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for Automotive

 

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Price:from €1.200 to €12.000
Details:www.spice12drive.com
 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for Automotive

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Software companies in automotive industry and its suppliers which want to assess their capability level according to ISO15504 (SPiCE).
SPICE121 for Automotive is also suited for IT procurers to assess the supplier's processes.

There are two editions available:

  1. PAM 2.5, valid since 2007
  2. PAM 3.0 valid since 2015
ISO/IEC IS 15504:2006 and :2012 resp. Automotive SPiCE Proces Assessment Model 2.5 resp. 3.0.
SPICE 1-2-1 for Automotive is a one to one image of the standard including also informative elements like work product descriptions.
SPiCE 1-2-1 for Automotive helps to perform an AutomotoveSPiCE compliant assessment for software organisations. Information is collected and evaluated in a systematical way to make the adoption of the standard more efficient.

 

CMM-Quest

 

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Price:starting at €5.000
Details:www.cmm-quest.com
 

CMM-Quest

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Software organisations who want to assess their CMM-Level. The new CMMI is the de-facto standard in the United States and is being developed by the Software Engineering Institute at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integrated) which is the successor of the CMM. This tool is one of the first CMMI assessment tools following the continuous model which is compatible to ISO15504 (SPICE).CMM-Quest helps to navigate and explore the world of CMMI. Small and quick self-assessments can be performed within a few days. Use this tool to learn about CMMI or to prepare yourself for a full CMMI assessment.

 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for ISO 20000 - IT Service Management

 

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Price:from €1.500 to €15.000
Details:www.spice4iso20000.com
 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for ISO 20000

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Software companies which want to assess their capability level according to ISO 20000.
SPICE121 for International Standard is also suited for IT procurers to assess the supplier's processes.

The new assessment tool SPICE 1-2-1 for ISO 20000 combines state of the art know-how from two different angles: The Process reference model for IT-Service Management following ISO/IEC 20000 and

The Process Assessment model based on ISO/IEC 15504 / SPICE

Quality and Security of IT Services is of incremental importance to both every IT Service provider and their customers. IT Service Management has established itself as instrument of process management for managing IT-Service organisations.

 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for ISO 27000 - Information Security Management System

 

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Price:from €2.000 to €12.000
Details:www.spice4iso27000.com
 

SPiCE 1-2-1 for ISO 27000

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Software companies which want to assess their capability level according to ISO 27000.
SPICE121 for International Standard is also suited for IT procurers to assess the supplier's processes.

SPICE 1-2-1 for ISO 27000 combines state of the art know-how of two different worlds: the process reference model for Information Security Management according to ISO/IEC 27000ff (ISO 27001 Information Security Management System and ISO 27002 Information Security Controls) and

the process assessment model according to ISO/IEC 15504 / SPICE

Quality and Security of IT Services is of incremental importance to both every IT Service provider and their customers. IT Service Management has established itself as instrument of process management for managing IT-Service organisations.

 

General Business Assessment Tools

myBusinessQuest

 

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Price:starting at €1.000
Details:www.mybusinessquest.com
 

MyBusinessQuest

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
Any organisation which has a higher level management.
MyBusinessQuest assesses the 17 most important business processes from a management point of view - but already in accordance with the capability level dimensions of ISO 15504 (SPICE).
MyBusinessQuest is a condensed but generalised version of ISO 15504 (SPICE). Instead of the engineering process category (ENG) it contains a category for core competencies (COR). Component processes are combined to shorten the time for performing an assessment.Within 1.5 to 2 hours, top business executives can evaluate their own activities and performance against the capability dimensions of SPICE for 17 elementary business processes. Managers get very useful hints and inspiration for being able to put focus on the right things in future.

 

Add-On Tools

SynEval

 

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Price:dependend on chosen Tools
Details:see SynEval
 

SynEval

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:
SynEval is the tool which is used by an assessor respectively the lead assessor to analyse the results of several interviews and assessments.SynEval 2.0 is compatible with each Quest assessment tool.SynEval is a tool to analyse and evaluate several assessments. You should use SynEval if you perform more than three assessments and want to aggregate the result.

 

SynEdit

 

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Price:dependend on chosen Tools
Details:see SynEdit
 

SynEdit

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SynEdit is a tool to enhance or modify an assessment tool. SynEdit 2.0 is compatible with each Quest assessment tool.With SynEdit you can create your own assessment tool with your own assessment model and reference model. It is also suited for enhancing existing reference models, e.g. to create links to your Intranet.

 

ConCatenator

 

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Price:dependend on chosen Tools
Details:see ConCatenator
 

ConCatenator  -  to combine Questionnaires

Suited for:Based upon:Advantages:

ConCatenator is a software tool for fast and easy combining processes from questionnaires from several existing  assessment tools.

Using just a few clicks you can e.g. combine contents from SPiCE 121 International Standard with  SPiCE for IT-Service-Management so you can assess both during one assessment.

Typical users are quality managers or lead assessors/lead appraisers in medium to large organisations.

 

The ConCatenator only combines the questionnaires which are then used by the SPiCE-MAster Tool to perform an assessment.

ConCatenator is compatible with all our SPiCE assessment tools, it is not compatible with CMM-Quest.

Using the ConCatenator you can prepare a situation-specific questionnaire which enables you to perform an assessment which spans among several standards.

Save time and money: for example you can combine the requirements from ISO 15504, 20000 und 27000 in one big assessment/audit - doing it in one run - and so you don't need to evaluate your organisation in numerous separate meetings.

 

SPiCE Master-Tool

 

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Price:dependend on chosen Tools
Details:see SPiCE-Master
 

SPiCE Master-Tool  -  to Assess Combined Questionnaires

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The SPiCE Master-Tool is the software tool which is used to perform assessments (including taking notes, ratings, analysis, and reporting), because it is capable of interpreting the questionnaires which were produced by the ConCatenator.

Typical Users are internal or external assessors, auditors and quality engineers in larger organisations.

 
Precondition for the operation of the SPiCE Master-Tools is a questionnaire which was created by the ConCatenator.

Perhaps you can have several licenses of the Master Tool which all use the questionnaires produced by the ConCatenator (using only one license).

Using the SPiCE Master-Tool together with the ConCatenator you can prepare a situation-specific questionnaire which enables you to perform an assessment which spans among several standards.

Save time and money: for example you can combine the requirements from ISO 15504, 20000 und 27000 in one big assessment/audit - doing it in one run - and so you don't need to evaluate your organisation in numerous separate meetings.