This application was developed for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). According to the LCBO, “NISS is a web-based tool that agents and suppliers can use to view LCBO Product Needs letters and to submit their new products for review. The system allows the LCBO’s Product Management area to log, track and approve or decline the submissions. Agents/suppliers are notified via email of any modifications to their application, and whether or not their product has been accepted or declined.”
NISS was developed using Microsoft .NET (C#) and MS SQL Server, and interacts with several LCBO systems (tasting, laboratory analysis, and a mainframe WCSS application).
For this project, I worked with a QLogitek business analyst, met with LCBO staff, identified requirements and co-wrote the system design document. We had approximately 6 weeks in which to develop the entire system, and the tight time frame limited our choices in terms of the architecture of the system. I was responsible for system design, programming, and leading a team of 3 developers, 1 documentation specialist and 1 network engineer.
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