Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Project Plan

I spent a lot of time today working on my Exchange 2003 project plan. I wish I had a real project manager to work with, there are just some of the things that I am not very good at that project managers I’ve worked with in the past did very well. One is the ability to take control of meetings and follow up relentlessly on tasks. Also, a good project manager tends to be able to solve various disputes between team members on everything from document wording to major design points. Anyway, I have about 350 tasks so far, and I’m no where near done.

It was also a meeting day, we met on requirements for Exchange 2003. I also had to call into the conference call for the integration of a recently acquired company; I’ll probably be working on that project tomorrow. I know I have at least one meeting on that tomorrow having to do with fax requirements integrated with e-mail. Late in the afternoon, there was a meeting to discuss moving a storage area network from one building in Baltimore to another building in Baltimore, its only about 7 blocks away. There are two Exchange servers attached to this SAN. These two Exchange servers happen to hold the majority of our Executives and other high profile users. What fun. Anyway, it was kind of an odd meeting, nobody could agree if it actually had to be done or not. We all agreed that since that small datacenter needs to be shut down anyway, it would be a good idea. But without a good requirement, we will not get that downtime approved, and since there is no date set for shutting down that datacenter, we don’t have a good justification for the large amount of downtime. It really isn’t up to us on the E-mail team, it all depends on how bad the IT management wants to get that SAN out of there.

Amy made chicken and dumplings tonight for dinner, it was good. I made sure to eat light for lunch today, I had a feeling that Amy was going to make another big meal that I like, it is a big mail kind of week.

Alex has watched “Finding Nemo” 10 times so far this week, at least it seems like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Joe. We will get through this. I'm still working on the document... this damn internet distractions...