SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) or ISO/IEC 15504 is an international standard for the performance of assessments of corporate processes focusing on software development.

The SPICE project was created under the direction of the International Committee on Software and System Engineering Standards within the Working Group for Process Assessment.


The project had 3 objectives:

Development of a draft for a standard within the scope of Software Process Assessment
Performance of experiments in the industry to test the standard under development
Emphasizing the importance of Software Process Assessments for the global software industry