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Nevalainen R.,Spinet Oy | Schweigert T.,SQS AG
Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution | Year: 2010

Software process improvement (SPI) can be seen as a profession, having its own competence needs and its own community of interest. European projects EQN and EU Cert have defined skills sets and a common certification scheme for about 20 professions, mainly in IT domain. A common way to describe IT domain from process perspective is concept '3S' (software, systems, services). Software process can be seen as the first spearhead among these. First software process models, such as Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and SPICE, have existed already about 20 years. That is also the main reason to start process improvement profession from software processes, because we have much experience in that. Software Process ImprovementManager (SPIManager) is one of new topics in EU Cert project. Development of SPI Manager training and certification scheme has been done in many small steps so far. This paper explains the current structure and main components of SPI Manager competences, training needs and certification scheme. Several other schemes will be developed in future for PI-related competences. Current version of SPI Manager skills set is based mainly on software, systems and service processes and their related reference models. It could be used in future also in other domains than IT. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Barateiro J.,National Laboratory for Civil Engineering | Draws D.,SQS AG | Neumann M.A.,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Strodl S.,SBA
Proceedings of the European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, CSMR | Year: 2012

TIMBUS is a partially EU-funded research project in the area of digital preservation. The project aims at a holistic view on the preservation of business processes over long-term periods. This view includes the business software as a well as all related context information for re-use at a later point in time. Digital preservation ensures continued access to digital information over time (e.g., 5, 15, 25 or 50 years). The longterm planning horizon of preserving relevant parts of a business processes raises a number of new research challenges for software design, development and maintenance. Current service-oriented systems are using distributed services from different providers located at different geographical locations. Workflows and business processes are volatile in terms of services disappearing and fundamental changes in technology. TIMBUS researches on methods, processes and tools to ensure continued access to information based on preserving relevant data and their context (e.g., services, software and the data's meaning). The project aims at identifying, capturing and preserving relevant information and their dependencies necessary to understand the preserved business processes in a remote future. In this paper we describe the primary objectives of the TIMBUS project with special focus on challenges caused by the preservation of software. © 2012 IEEE.


Schweigert T.,SQS AG | Nehfort A.,NEHFORT IT Consulting KG | Ekssir-Monfared M.,BDC IT Engineering
Communications in Computer and Information Science | Year: 2014

The paper describes the feature set of TestSPICE 3.0. It explains the overarching structure of TestSPICE 3.0, its main components which are the "Business Life Cycle Process Category", and the "Technical life Cycle Process Category", the measurement framework, the assessment process and the TestSPICE Assessor Training. The paper also deals with the relationship between TestSPICE 3.0 and ISO/IEC 29119 on the one hand and ISTQB® on the other hand and it explains the support of TestSPICE 3.0 for agile projects. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.


Korsaa M.,DELTA Axiom | Biro M.,Corvinus University of Budapest | Messnarz R.,ISCN GesmbH | Johansen J.,DELTA Axiom | And 3 more authors.
Journal of software: Evolution and Process | Year: 2012

Software process improvement (SPI) can be seen as a profession having its own competence needs and its own community of interest. European projects EQN and EU Cert have defined skill sets and a common certification scheme for about 20 professions, mainly in the IT domain. European Certification and Qualification Association ECQA is created to manage certification and provide the necessary infrastructure. A common way to approach the IT domain from a process perspective is the '3S' concept (Software, Systems, Services). Software process can be seen as the first spearhead among these. The first software process models, such as CMM and SPICE, have already existed for about 20 years. With all the experience that the models bring, it is reasonable to start the PI profession from the software process. Software Process Improvement Manager (SPI Manager) is one of the new topics in ECQA. The development of the SPI Manager training and certification scheme has been done in many small steps so far. This paper explains the current structure and the main components of SPI Manager competences, training needs and the certification scheme. Several other schemes will be developed in the future for process improvement-related competences. The current version of the SPI Manager skill set is mainly based on software, systems and service processes and their related reference models. It could also be used in the future in domains other than IT. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Steiner M.,SQS AG | Blaschke M.,SQS AG | Philipp M.,SQS AG | Schweigert T.,SQS AG
Journal of software: Evolution and Process | Year: 2012

This article presents an ISO/IEC 15504 II conformant test assessment approach. It argues the need for such a method by reviewing the common approaches of ISTQB, TMM and TPI/TMAP and it outlines the first version of Test SPICE. The paper shows how ISO/IEC 15504 V was used as a starting point and it describes the actual model. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


News Article | October 27, 2016
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Erik Svedmark has been appointed as CEO of SQS AB, which develops leading security solutions for the international bank and cash-in-transit market. The appointment comes at a time when SQS is experiencing a high level of activity, with excellent prospects for the next few quarters."It's fantastic to have Erik Svedmark on board as the new head of SQS. We're convinced that with his broad and solid experience, he will add considerable value both commercially and technically, together with the ...


News Article | October 27, 2016
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Erik Svedmark har utsetts till verkställande direktör för SQS AB, som utvecklar ledande säkerhetslösningar för den internationella bank- och värdetransportmarknaden. Detta sker samtidigt som SQS uppvisar hög aktivitet med goda utsikter för de kommande kvartalen. -Det är mycket glädjande att vi har fått Erik Svedmark som ny ledare för SQS. Med hans breda och djupa erfarenhet är vi övertygade om att han kommer att tillföra betydande värden - både kommersiellt, tekniskt och tillsammans med ...


News Article | October 27, 2016
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SQS, which develops and provides leading security solutions for the international bank and CIT-markets, has just entered into an agreement to supply security cases and associated security solutions for modernizing the handling of Belgian pension payments. The agreement is with Brink's Belgium, which on behalf of the Belgian postal services, la Poste, is rationalising the packaging and distributions processes related to the Belgian pension payments, which are distributed in cash and delivered ...

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