Seeking advice on a client/internal politics situation

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Good general advice but I think OP was looking for something a bit more specific.

Dealing with a client/internal politics situation, curious about advice

I was leading a project in a PMO type role earlier this year in an area that I am completely unfamiliar with, at the request of an exec client who I had previously led a large, successful project in my area of expertise. I brought in a manager from another practice area below me with the idea that they would take over eventually, and trusted my colleagues who know the area better to give me the right person. The new person was an experienced hire (new to my company) and we got along terribly, and I was generally not happy with them or their work. However, they tried to claim I was trying to sabotage them, things became a bit tense with the other practice areas leaders who wanted to give new person a chance, and ultimately I brought in someone senior and seasoned from the other practice area to oversee the manager and take the project over from me.

Today, two months since I have been onsite, I was copied on an email from the client exec implying issues (of the kind I raised) with the manager. The new senior guy is out of the office this week. I have agreed not to speak to the manager without another person, but also this is a important client relationship for me. I responded directly to the client exec offering to get the managing director pulled in or get some time with the new senior guy for next week or for him to let me know what else I can do. He responded “when are you next out here” which I have no plans to be there given I handed this project off. I guess I’m just looking for advice on this from more seasoned folks. It seems like a mess.

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I would:
(1) Respond to the client that you’ll be there ASAP
(2) Apologize for stepping away and say that you tried to set them up with the best people for the job, but you should have been there more often
(3) Go fix the mess and help the Client understand why you are their go-to guy or woman for all of their needs

Call your ppmd for their advice. They are there to help with these situations and should be able to give you the best way forward. I can’t reiterate that enough, we are a team on projects and you should use them for this exact situation.

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