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DISCOVERING NEEDS FOR ANALYTICAL WORK
Our colleagues in some ABS workgroups are adopting a three-phase approach to scanning their environment and discovering needs for statistical development work. They are creating:
This intelligence flows into the annual strategic directions statements for social and economic statistics and into PSG and ESG work programs. And linking it to the analysis work program offers the best prospect of our discovering analytical opportunities that would deliver greatest value to the ABS.
Analysis Branch has carved up the statistical universe into "portfolios", each overseen by a member of our senior management team. Each portfolio manager is responsible for scanning the subject matter environment to discover the emerging needs for analytical work. This entails:
We are also scanning the professional literature and talking with researchers in other statistical agencies and universities to understand analytical methods that might be useful to the ABS. An article in the next issue of this newsletter will summarise what we have discovered so far about emerging methods.
For more information, please contact Ken Tallis on (02) 6252 7290.
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