In the ABS future model, system workflows will be assembled and released 'to order', potentially in a 'plug and play' way, from a library of shared interchangeable services, rather than building individual systems for each collection or family of collections. Using the 'term' called 'Assemble' for this phase instead of 'Build' would help in changing the culture towards assembly from re-usable components. This change would also help orient the GSBPM towards supporting the CSPA's 'plug and play' initiative, and modernization more generally, while not precluding statistical organizations who don't have an architecture oriented toward reusable components, and therefore need to build more of the components that they will then assemble.
Change the word ‘Build’ into the word ‘Create’ in order to make the move from tailor-made systems towards re-use and plug-and-play clearer.
Enhance the testing in phase 3. The word test should be added to the name of the phase, resulting in ‘Create and Test’. Modify the phase structure so that it is symmetric with respect to Create and Test. Give them a successive ordering. This is shown in detail below. Experiences at Statistics Sweden make us underline the importance of testing.
Suggestion from Statistics Sweden
3 Create and Test
3.1 Build data collection instrument
3.1 Create data collection instrument
3.2 Build or enhance process components
3.2 Test data collection instrument
3.3 Configure workflows
3.3 Create or enhance process components
3.4 Test production system
3.4 Test process components
3.5 Test statistical business process
3.5 Configure workflow
3.6 Finalize production system
3.6 Test workflow
Include Pilot surveys in ‘Test workflow’.
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