We're working on a project, and both the manager in charge and the team lead have gone off-site for some conference. Because of this, they won't be able to actively manage the project.
Since it's an interesting problem, I'm genuinely interested in facilitating progress in the project. My question is: should I ask him if I can "oversee" (maybe that's too strong a word) the different business processes involved in the project? Is that a sensible thing to do?
And if so, how should I put it? I don't want it to be misconstrued in any wrong way.