Big news – remember the database and interactive Google map I made for the borrowers in the eastern region (plus the subsequent presentation I made to my organization to urge them to take the project nationwide)? Well, a couple of months and many meetings later, the project has received the official green light from all parties.
In order to map all borrowers my colleague and I will go on five mini-tours, visiting two or three regions at a time and coming back to our home-base in the East between each segment. This will allow us to concurrently serve our existing eastern clients and allow us a break every now and then.
Each mini-tour will require quite a lot of work, and will include everything from computer training to GPS device use (and of course meeting over 1,500 borrowers). We’re aiming to get started in just a few days and finish up in April 2012.
The tour itself will take approximately six months, but the resulting monitoring and evaluation, troubleshooting and feature additions likely means that this project will take up the majority of the rest of my service. I’ll be posting many more details as our plans become finalized.