DIME & ITDG Steering Group 11-12 December 2013 ITEM 2 WORKING GROUP STRUCTURE/COLLABORATION DIME-ITDG Eurostat Objectives • Discuss the pros and cons regrouping DIME and ITDG groups and the related practical modalities • Discuss the overarching principles for rationalising the working group structure under DIME and ITDG • Agree on an overal schedule Outline • Current status • Key principles • To be state • Mapping and Migration plan • Discussion 1 : Pros and cons of DIME/ITDG merge practicalities • Discussion 2 : Issues identification Background and brief history The group structure for corporate statistical and IT services was discussed in 11/2012 at the ITDG meeting and in DIME 02/2013 and the following needs were identified : - Stronger coordination between ITDG and DIME; - The number technical working groups should be limited; - Avoiding duplicated reporting lines for IT on one side and standards and methodology on the other side; - Improve agility in delivering solutions. 2 Current status IT principles etask team Software Sharing e-task team Security Working Group SISAI Working Group (for one year only) SDC expert group ESEC TF Metadata Working Group Classification Working Group Statistical Confidentiality Working Group Quality Working Group SA Steering Group ITDG/DIME ITDG DIME Steering Group ESS.VIP IT TF SDMX-RI User Group ESS Metadata Handler User Group SA User group EDAMIS + Validation services User Group ESS Architecture TF ESS validation TF 3 Basic principles • Learn from similar experience at UNECE and in some NSIs which are undergoing modernisation activities (ABS, …); • Implement the concept of separation of concern and map targeted structure onto the EA layers; • Ensure coherence of development within each layer and across layers; • Reduce fragmentation and limit the number of instances; • Reduce the number of governance levels; • Strive for improved responsiveness/reaction time in delivering solutions; • Provide a structure based on content and independent of Eurostat (re-)organisation(s). The "to-be" state of the ESS group structure Monitoring - evaluation Steering Directors Group on System integration (DGSI) Quality Quality and Compliance Working Group Methods and standards Modernization Working Group: Standards, processes and methods DGSI Steering Group IT technology Confidentiality security ICT Working Group: Solution and technical Architecture Statistical Confidentiality & Security Working Group Projects Task Forces Task teams and Expert Groups working on e-platforms Limited mandate (scope and/or time) These groups can be set for the benefit of one or more of the WGs Their working modalities should be intensely based on virtual fora Services Customer Relationship Management (CRM) SDMX-RI User Group ESS Metadata Handler User Group EDAMIS + Validation services User Group SA User Group VIRTUAL MAPPING TOWARDS TO BE STRUCTURE DIME ITDG/DIME Steering Group ITDG Quality Quality Working Group Methods and standards Metadata Working Group Classification Working Group IT technology Confidentiality security Statistical SISAI Working Group Confidentiality Working group EDAMIS + Validation services User Group Projects Security Working Group (one year only) ESS.VIP IT TF / SIMSTAT ESEC TF SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT STEERING GROUP DISSEMINATION WORKING GROUP ESS architecture TF ESS validation TF Experts group on SDC Experts group on SDMX-DDI Services SDMX-RI User Group ESS Metadata Handler User Group SA User Group Possible migration • March 2014 : Presentation of a comprehensive proposal to DIME/ITDG plenary meeting including the revision of the mandate, the rules of procedures for DIME/ITDG and the overal portfolio • May 2014 : submission of the mandate of the DGSI to ESSC for adoption – if accepted - as part of the yearly report package • 2014 : No change in WG structure, meetings are held back to back with some overlap – discussion and adaptation of the mandate/portfolio of the different sub groups • Beginning 2015 : Mandates & work programme for the new ESS working groups adopted by the DGSI Discussion 1 : Merging DIME/ITDG Pros 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Cons 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Practicalities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Agenda structure Frequencies of plenary meetings, SG, written consultation Collaboration platforms MS representations - collective intelligence Discussion 2 : Issues Issues CGSI mandate and rules of procedures Portfolio definition and attribution Transition and roadmap Specific group issues (Quality, Dissemination, SA …) Solution Status Thank you for your attention!