Statistical Program | Business | A set of activities, which may be repeated, to investigate characteristics of a given *Population*. It that describes the purpose and context of a set of *Business Process *within the context of the relevant* Statistical Program Cycles.* | The *Statistical Program* is one of a family of objects that provide the environmental context in which activities to produce statistics within a statistical agency are organization are conducted. *Statistical Program* is the top level object that describes the purpose and objectives of a set of activities. *Statistical Program* will usually correspond to an ongoing activity such as a survey or output series. Some examples of *Statistical Program* are: - Labour Force Survey - Multipurpose Household Survey - National Accounts - Demography - Overseas Arrivals and Departures
Related to the *Statistical Program* object there are *Statistical Program Design* and *Statistical Program Cycle* objects that hold the detailed information about the design and conduct of the *Business Process*.
In the case of the traditional approach, an organization has received a *Statistical Need* and produced a *Change Definition* and an approved *Business Case*. The *Business Case* will specify either a change to the design or methodology of an existing *Statistical Program*, which will result in a new *Statistical Program Design*; or a change to one or more existing *Statistical Programs* (for example, to add an additional objective to the *Statistical Program*); or result in a new *Statistical Program* being created. This does not include statistical support functions such as metadata management, data management (and other overarching GSBPM processes) and design functions. These activities are conducted as part of *Statistical Support Programs*. | |