I'm a programmer / IT analyst and I work with 4-5 people on a regular basis. Recently, I've been assigned with automating a fairly large task, and I've reached the point in my development where I need to start testing on a small scale, and with some of the machines that are actually going to be targeted (as apposed to just my own machine). The script I'm writing will eventually target 3 to 4 thousand machines, so it's pretty important..
The problem though is that I've been asking for IDs of those machines for the past couple days now, but nobody gets back to me about it.. I've made it very well known that I'm ready for testing, and the people I speak to are very happy at that, but they still don't get back to me with even one machine that I can test on.. so, now, I'm basically just sitting here looking at memes, trying to kill time..
This kind of behavior has actually been somewhat prevalent over the past year that I've been here, and it's starting to annoy me..
What can I do to combat this -- what comes off to me as sheer laziness / negligence -- so that I can work at a pace that I'm comfortable with, and one that will continue to demonstrate to my boss that I'm a fast and efficient worker? Really, I could have had this script finished by now and ready for deployment..
*I work for a Fortune 500 company in the United States, and most everyone I work with is American and they also live in the states.