Statistics Spain (INE) has recently developed and is currently implementing a standard for the documentation of all statistical production processes. This standard is based upon the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM) and comprises a third level of sub-processes adapted to our needs. Each sub-process is documented by specifying its inputs, outputs, throughput, tools, documentation, and responsible unit(s). We borrow from computer science general principles such as modularity, abstraction, hierarchy, and layering to cope with the inherent complexity of a statistical production system. Here we offer a general description of the creation of this standard and of its on-going implementation. We include some reflections about the main difficulties towards a modern industrialised statistical production system.
Palabras clave / Key words: Process metadata, GSBPM, modernization of official statisticsProcess metadata development and implementation under the GSBPM v5.0 at Statistics Spain (INE) (Pdf 177 KB)