Sometime ago my manager changed and the new one never bothered to understand the product we're delivering. Because of that whenever he's giving a description of our product it varies between a bit inaccurate and complete nonsense because he likes to use buzzwords which he doesn't understand.
- (Him) Our application runs on iPads. (Reality) Our application is a Windows desktop application which has never ran on an iPad and probably never will.
- (Him) Our application is a webapp which uses machine learning. (Reality) Our application is still a desktop application which doesn't use ML, AI, block-chain or any other new buzzword.
Problem is he's never shared that view of the product with me, the information I heard is from either colleagues in another department or from people really high up the food chain.
Personally I have never used the description he uses and whenever I was asked by someone I mentioned it's true capabilities not it's imaginary ones.
My question is how should I approach my manager about this or even if I should?
One important things that maybe I should have mentioned is the project has been completed for about two years and I know for a fact that no one in going to work on it in the foreseeable future. Because of this I think this is either a misunderstanding of the product and just enjoying to use buzzwords.
To answer @Joe Strazzere question: This product is presented like this to other people in the our company, but also more importantly to possible customers. As for repercussion, at least for me I'd say close to none, this product has been completed before the change in management and I have never given to anyone a description like that.
To add even more information to the question. I have never heard the parts mentioned here in person, but he has described features of the product to me that do not exist and I've corrected him multiple times. Because of this I have no reason to doubt the parts I've heard from others.