After a discussion with my manager (also project-manager) I've come to some personal conclusions. - There may have been a communication issue were what was expected was not conveyed properly. - I've had bad attitude about some things.
Since I'm also bad at reading subtext I'd like some help on how to approach my manager on the following topic:
- How to discuss the past to see if there was indeed some miscommunication about what was expected and what I understood was expected? And if so, how to fix it?
- How to prove prove myself or how to ask how to prove myself in a short time (< 3 months)
Edit: Adding some information about miscommunication. It breaks down to two points:
- I'm developer in an agile team however management is not agile. As a developer in a agile team I worked for the completion of the goal of the team. When assigned task or priority I did not hesitate to ask for help when things could be done in parallel to close tasks quicker. I also help my teammate when needed. However it seems that it was expected that I do these things alone.
- On some tasks it seems I was expected to take ownership of a complete process and lead it to completion when I thought I was only to work on a subset of activity in this process. In our team there is no designated lead for this process.
During the previous discussion with my manager I was criticized on point 1 for having asked for help of my teammate. For the second point it is just my conclusion after talking with my scrum master. I was only told by my manager that the process had not been done properly. It was not clearly stated during this discussion that I was expected to be owner of the process.