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Some most important experiences and conclusions from our practice:

  • SMS strategy in terms of contents and methodology must be fully in the responsibility of the statistical office,
  • SMS design and implementation should be organized in the multidisciplinary working teams;
  • design and implementation of the SMS project must be managed and systematically monitored by the top management,
  • it is necessary to persistently obey the SMS system principles and to maintain a positive motivation of most wide circle of subject-matter statisticians and methodologists; in this respect the CZSO benefited from involvement of external expert as a consultant to the Office President,
  • consistent co-ordination of time-scheduled workloads in the SMS project, the SIS Redesign project and current activities of the Office,
  • purchasing of financial funds must be systematically monitored by the statistical office in relation to the stage of the project implementation, on the basis of functional specification and qualified estimate of man-hours. It is important to use all potential sources of funding (external and internal sources),
  • financial costs of the operational running of the SMS should be covered from the Office budget.


Abbreviations used in the text (alphabetically ordered):


 

BSO

Business System Options

ETL

Extract, Transform and Load

GA SIS

Global Architecture of Statistical Information System

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

LCST

Life Cycle of Statistical Task

PDB

Public Data Base

PSC

Project Steering Committee

SBS

Structural Business Statistics

SI

Statistical Information

SIS

Statistical Information System

SMS

Statistical Metainformation System

SPP

Statistical Production Process

ST

Statistical Task

TSO

Technical System Options