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Define the boundaries of top level ph=
ases more clearly.
- For exa= mple, how far the data is processed after phase 5?
- Define key requirements to check for the completi= on of each top level phase, = e.g. "response rate should be sufficient"
- This would be useful for defining internal requir= ements or service level agre= ements within NSIs
ABS staff found the GSBPM's split of output generation related activitie= s (5.7, 5.8 and 6.1) across the Process and Analyse phases quite confusing = and not very intuitive, particularly since they were previously using a pro= cess model (pre-cursor to the GSBPM) which had 'Transform inputs into stati= stics' as a separate phase. If all of the output preparation or compi= lation related processes were contained within the Process phase, the main = focus of the Analyse phase then becomes more related to its title, i.e. one= of analysing, validating and explaining the statistical outputs, ensuring = they are 'fit for purpose' for dissemination. In fact, as data are an= alysed throughout many phases of the GSBPM, the ABS have recently renamed t= his phase 'Validate' to reflect more than just the examination or analysis = of outputs, but also the treatments that need to be applied to make outputs= valid (or 'fit for purpose'). In addition, given a change in scope a= nd the future need to undertake more complex compilation activity (bringing= together a wide range of input data sources to compile outputs, often in a= dynamic way), ABS staff in many statistical business areas prefer the term= 'Compile' to 'Process'. This change would also help win over the are= as delivering economic and environmental accounts (e.g. National Accounts),= as they commonly refer to their work as compiling accounts (where processi= ng and analysis processes are strongly intertwined).
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