I am a new project manager at the company I work in, after a good start, followed by a couple of bad deliverable's my reputation in the firm is starting to become negatively affected.
To cut a long story short, currently managing a poorly set up work stream, inheriting all of the problems that the previous project manager had encountered in the process. Chain of events as follows:
Poor handover from previous project manager, leading me to guess work the operating model.
Poor operating model, not able to push back on changes at the last minute from Sales affecting the quality of the deliverable. I have flagged this repeatedly to Senior management.
After a good start, delivering work consistently, I eventually hit a number of roadblocks which was a result of other parts of the business not doing their job properly. The CMS that the website is hosted on for example suddenly became erratic when deploying work onto it.This created a lot of post live bugs, despite work passing perfectly on test.
My team does not manage the hosting of the web site, it is handled by another team in the business that I do not manage, however, I have now become a scapegoat for all of the problems by Senior management and now starting to be seen as unreliable.
How can I repair my reputation, I am pretty stressed out and feel that I could be supported more given that I have flagged a lot of these issues yet being made a scapegoat.