The Winning Edge

VoiceDear All, June was a challenging month, which had couple of travels to Germany and Japan. Then, CC-PS/NE1 visited RBEI. Challenges were in multiple folds. Quality, AB10 Generation transfer and additionally continue supporting future generations like AB12 and ISU. We have a huge challenge on us to improve the quality and be efficient. So, defect reduction continue to be the major goal. AB10 Generation transfer is in its last sprint. We do have tough goals to be met, mainly reduction of defects found outside Software.

During Japan visit, we brainstormed to introduce customer SPOC’s inside FT and strengthen requirements & design phase (left part of the V model). This is an important step in improving the quality. Details of these actions would be shared in group and department meeting. Feel free to contact me / GrMs for details. Looking forward for support from you in improving the Quality in Safety Software.

news Workshops held in ESAWorkshops were conducted in ESA, participated by the FRs and the teams, for the EDR, COMM, DIAG and V&V teams. Several acitivities and discussions were conducted in these sessions which included: defining training plans for the teams to improve their competency, defining the SRS template for AB12 and new AB10 projects, concluding on the AB12 architecture, defining the tooling and release procedure for modules, workshop of the DRP and AB12 testing, identify the stake holders and developement planning of modules for Coreassets and customer projects etc.

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Tata Motors visit to RBEIMr.Patra (Manager (Dev), Pune CVBU, Electronics–s) visited RBEI on 27th June. He met with the project managers of the function teams, appreciating the progress made for the TATA project. Software maturity plan for the different milestones were discussed. The preliminary test report from TATA was received and the results were satisfactory. TML conveyed the appreciation for this acheivement to RBEI.

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware” – Alan Kay

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Airbags milestone board unveiled in ESAAirbags Milestone board was unvieled by Padmaja and Rajesha on 17th June. The milestone board shows the milestone planning for the key projects for an entire year. In addition, the sliders on the board depict: Quality Gates (QG1,QG2,QG3,QG4), Customer samples (A sample, B sample etc) and Internal Milestones (Requirement freeze, Software freeze, Integration, Requirement tests etc).

The board aims to bring clarity and transparency of the project milestones to the function teams, thereby improving the resource allocation, prioritization of deliveries and detecting clashes in delivery times. This was presented to CC-PS/NE1 and EPS during their visit and was appreciated. Nevertheless, the challenge would be to maintain it up to date and sustain. Any ideas and feedback for improvements are most welcome.

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“ Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file. ” – Louis Srygley

ESA visit to JapanA delegation consisting of Padmaja A R, Rajesha C, Benjamin D and Senthil Kumar visited the CC-PS team at Yokahama, Japan from 11th to 14th of June 2013. A set of very fruitful coffee table workshops were conducted to improve Quality and efficiency through the enhanced Co-operation and Collaboration between the teams in Japan and India.

These discussions were steered by Sakakibara san (CC-PS/EPD1-JP) and focused around greater empowerment and transparency between the teams to perform tasks better together. Nagayama san (CC-PS/EPD-JP) set up great optimism around the upcoming projects for J-OEMs and the opportunities that they bring for us in the near future. Guettler San (CC-PS/RBU-JP) presented Rajesha with a Daruma doll(1) upon which it is customary for the team to make a wish and color one eye, and then work towards coloring other eye by fulfilling that wish.

The Japan and India team together wished to reduce defects by 50% in one year and colored the right eye black. The spirit of team that was manifested the at the end of the meetings, stood testimony to the optimism that this wish will be fulfilled by the next Japan / India meeting to be held in Bangalore in 2014. (1)

And Developer said, Let there be peace: and there was ‘PEACE’ – SPR validation tool rolls out, Thank you TNT!

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The SPR validation tool is being rolled out in the ESA department, with an aim to bring down the effort consumed by the SPR activities. The tool, developed by Vernon Hawes from TNT (‘Team New TestLibrary’) team, helps to read the content from the parameter file and evaluate it against the values in SPS. After evaluation, the tool provides a report which gives a cockpit view on the parameter evaluation. For more details on the tool, please visit the wiki link: confluence/display/aeos/SPS+Validation+Tool

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Editors: Aravind, Pooja, Benjamin, Nataraju, Shylashree

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