I have been working in my current company for over a year, I am the only one doing activity X and the only expert at it.
I was told I would lead a department regarding activity X after a year or so during the first few months on the role.
I have already shown the results of activity X to my n + 1, n + 2, with great results and feedback, I have shown a way to handle workload for projects and a way to handle distribution of knowledge simultaneously so we can start with the department and I get more resources.
My work has also been audited by an external auditor as part of an audit, he mentioned it was a great strategy and that we should so this per current applicable normative.
Fast forward to today, and I still do not have any resources, the people that were supposed to be allocated to me have been allocated to other departments due to project needs and my current boss who has no idea of what I do comes today to congratulate me regarding the results of the audit diminishing the impact of my work in those results, and suggesting I might be asked to stop working on activity X.
The better I do activity X, the less necessary is my boss for the company. Activity X is DevOps for the most part, with servers running pipelines executing tasks that were previosly done by hand.
I am considering having a conversation with my n + 1 so I can get more information of the direction to take with this given, I cant scale further what I have done with no more resources, but resources are being spent on more people to do things by hand instead.
What do you suggest?