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Without giving away too much detail, I’ve been managing a project for months that’s visible to the company. I’ve loved doing it. Have learned a lot, given license to plan a lot of it without much oversight and have been told what a great job I’ve done.
Then awhile back new management comes in who wants to put their stamp on it, change it up. Fine, I expected that. (Note, these folks are NOT my managers; my manager is more senior but these folks do not report to my manager).
Continued…..

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That is literally your manager’s job to deal with issues like this. Is there a reason you can’t make a one page summary of the issues?

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Ah. So the person asked you as a favor to take on the project and has no direct work relation to your manager and yourself outside of this? Okay. This is out of your hands. At the end of the day, it was a favor and the actual new project management is taking back ownership of the project. The best you can do is document everything and help with a smooth transition.

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I spent a LOT of time basically on boarding these folks, typing up extensive docs that outline the project/process, had several meetings with them, etc till a consensus was reached on new process going forward. I implement the new process and start moving forward…

Then one of the new leaders, who was not included in all of the onboarding/decision making (not my doing, the others made it seem like they could speak for them) swoops in at the last minute one week nixing everything I’d done, telling me we’re not doing this, yet giving no real direction on the path going forward. I’ve emailed all of them several times asking about the process, my role, and have gotten no answers. So they’re basically now running this project, sort of, with me doing very little.

I want to walk away from it. I think they’re being unprofessional and possibly being so vague in the hopes that I will. How do I do that? I can’t be honest as to why I can’t be involved anymore, and, if I say it’s because my manager needs my attention elsewhere, they could ask them. And, I don’t think I can be honest with my manager as to what’s going on.

EA1 A lot of professionals feel threatened when coworkers from the administrative ranks excel, or outperforms them. If ranking employees want to shut you out, let them. The success or failure of the program is on them. Let this experience be a steppingstone to propel you to seek a role with greater responsibility, such as a program manager. And if you don’t feel like you can be honest/candid with your current manager, I would consider that further evidence that you need to find a career that better supports and appreciates your talents. Wishing you all of the best!

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