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Audit team

One or more auditors conducting an audit.


Person with demonstrated personal attributes and competence to conduct an audit.

Automotive SPICE®

Process assessment model to assess processes in compliance with ISO/IEC 15504, defined particularly for the development of ECUs in automotive industry.


Automotive System Architecture. An initiative of the automotive industry towards standardisation of software in ECUs.


Categories to divide control units based on their intended use: chassis, powertrain, telematics, body.

Awareness (in the context of the publication)

Knowledge and experience of an organisation regarding products and processes, such as product qualities and functions, production design/development process, methods and standards.

Balanced Scorecard

BSC is a procedure for transforming organisation's visions and strategies into objectives and indicators. The key idea is to set interfaces between financial objectives and performance perspectives related to customers, internal processes and employees.


Brainstorming (or brainwriting) is a simple method of collecting ideas or potential solution proposals. The aim is to collect as many and unusual ideas/solutions as possible, without commentaries (e.g. through interviews or cards) so that these can later be subjected to evaluation.

Build process

Creation of software components (versions) based on a source code (Quellcodes) in an applicable form available for distribution (e.g. on data storage media or microcontroller software memory).

Business partner

A business partner is the customer, or supplier, depending on the perspective.

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