Experiences with SQIL – SW Quality Improvement Leadership Approach from Volkswagen

  • Richard MessnarzEmail author
  • Maik Sehr
  • Ingrid Wüstemann
  • Joachim Humpohl
  • Damjan Ekert
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 748)


SQIL stands for SW Quality Improvement Leader. This is a new schema by Volkswagen where improvement agents are trained at suppliers to trace the quality of the processes, the quality of the product, and a set of metrics to track the progress of the development. The idea is to create a synergetic collaboration between suppliers and Volkswagen. Volkswagen defined so called KGAS (Konzerngrundanforderungen Software, in English: Group Basic Requirements Software) requirements which extend the scope of Automotive SPICE by a number of consistency requirements for engineering. The SQIL knows these requirements, usually has an Automotive SPICE Assessor qualification and correctly interprets the VW additional criteria to coach the improvement programs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Messnarz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maik Sehr
    • 2
  • Ingrid Wüstemann
    • 2
  • Joachim Humpohl
    • 3
  • Damjan Ekert
    • 1
  1. 1.ISCN GesmbHGrazAustria
  2. 2.BOSCH Automotive SteeringSchwäbisch GmündGermany
  3. 3.HELLALippstadtGermany

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