I spent the afternoon working through a backlog of asset inventory updates (files generated by my guys during the great Tear The Network Apart And Put It Back Together). We've hit a minor milestone with 3,016 items under management. (There are also 332 items in the 'disposed' archive table; we may even actually get rid of this equipment in the next week or two!)
The roadmap for the week looks something like this (in a kind of 'all roads lead to Rome' fashion)
Badger vendors to get me updated parts and pricing lists >> Get the project costing system updated with new items >> go to Rome
Finish updating the inventory system with files from the field >> Run inventory reports for the sites we're planning on upgrading >> go to Rome
Convince the Library folks to get their submissions in line with ours, so that we don't trample on each others eligibility (meeting Wed afternoon) >> go to Rome
Get counts of data and voice drops and closets for all of the new schools >> Get the head of Buildings and Grounds to draft a memo committing funds to these projects >> go to Rome
Rome! >> Compose our 2006-2007 (FY09) E-Rate applications by Friday
Oh yes, and in amongst all this I have to meet with the principal of one of the magnet schools and staff from the college that's hosting the magnet school (for now, until they build a new building) and lay down the law on how their cockamamie plans are not my (or the department's, or the school district's) problem when they don't work. The story is longer, more complex, more frustrating, and probably more boring than that, but I'll leave you with the capsule version.