I'm frustrated with my work in the last months and not sure if it's time to start searching for a new job or at least try to transfer to another team or not. Are there other options?
My boss blames me repeatedly for things which aren't in my scope. E.g. something is not prioritized by the Product Owner although I signal to them that the change is important and not implementing it will have a negative impact. I'm the head of dev team. When the negative impact appears I hear: "Why haven't you implemented that?! It speaks negatively about you that you didn't" from my boss. I explain that it was a Product Owner's decision that we shouldn't work on that. (We are trying to follow an orthodox scrum). It was in writing, so it's even easy to prove. And I hear that I should know better.
Or he says he will lead a topic within my project. He participates in and leads all the meetings on the topics. I participate as a support. Then a decision taken during the meeting results to have some negative consequences. And I hear: "I understood from you that it was ok", although it was him taking the decision, not me. Frequently these decisions are taken against my explicit warnings, but: he's the boss, he decides.
I'm frustrated by these constant comments and losing my motivation every day more. I've tried asking him explicitly about my responsibilities but he contradicts himself. He says I shouldn't do more than the tasks assigned to me and then that I'm responsible for everything that happens on the project, although we also have a project manager and all the scrum roles and I have no power over other roles. I am pro-active, which he himself acklowledges, I'm signaling issues and risks, trying to convince people when needed, but I can't be held resonsible for everybody else's decisions. Unless I'm made into the Project Manager. But then it should be communicated to everybody.
It's my second boss on the same project. With the previous one we had a role division we tried to stick to. I wasn't happy with everything but I didn't feel bullied.