This client had the need to convert several electronic documents to a format that their computer systems could understand. Additionally, the customer desired a large format printout (hard copy) of the documents to aid in-group discussion. Although the total number of documents was small, it was taking over an hour per document to do the conversion interactively.
After looking at the available resources and the current work flow, our team determined that a series of programs could finish the job in short order. Within 2 hours two programs were prototyped, tested, debugged and ready for use. These two programs worked together to perform the conversion and create the desired prints. The remainder of the job was completed without user interaction. This allowed the engineering team to focus on other issues.