Abstract Anu Kesaramadu Siddalingaiah: Challenges in implementing Functional Safety Principles for Agile Projects as per ISO 26262

Challenges in implementing Functional Safety Principles for Agile Projects as per ISO 26262

Anu Kesaramadu Siddalingaiah
Functional Safety Manager, Autoliv Electronics India

  1. An Approach towards Safety Life Cycle for Agile Projects
  2. Tracking of the Tasks using charts and defining improvement factors
  3. Evaluation of the best practices

Driving the agile principles and functional safety principles simultaneously in the projects seems to be a great challenge for Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers and hence, the below three sub-titles are considered:

1) An Approach towards Safety Life Cycle for Agile Projects

Focus on breaking down the ISO recommended safety related work products as per the customer quality milestones is the initial step for that product. The planned set of work products for the entire Safety Life Cycle needs to be aligned with the sprints planned by the Scrum Master. The Approach being an iterative and incremental way, the baselines are planned in between the milestones (for both Hardware and Software) and further multiple sprints are defined in these baselines along with the relevant project stakeholders globally.

2) Tracking of the Tasks using charts and defining improvement factors

Estimating, Planning and Tracking these large amount of activities throughout the Life cycle is done using a well-defined set of Tools. For each sprint, the tasks will be defined with estimation, including reviews and at the end of the sprint, the charts will be generated which depict the percentage of progress and productivity. If the figure obtained is below the standard value, then the root cause will be identified and the improvement measures will be defined by the Scrum Master and the Product Owner along with the Functional Safety Manager.

3) Evaluation of the best practices
This paper focuses on sharing the challenges faced while implementing the Functional Safety Principles for the Safety Life cycle for a complex, agile customer project. Also shared are lessons learnt and best practices for each Engineering activity as per ISO 26262 principles, so that the subsequent projects with the same method can avoid the recurring mistakes, thereby leading to an efficient transition in achieving ISO compliance for the Product Line.

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Anu Kesaramadu Siddalingaiah
Functional Safety Manager
Autoliv Electronics India

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