Same manager as my previous post. My colleague and I are working on the same project, and we are at the same level in the org chart (in fact, we are in the same role), but he is newer to the organization than I am by about 2 years.
Since I've been here for a while and I've done things like this in the past, I've got my part pretty much done and now it's up to my colleague to do his part before we can finish it. Our deadline is still 2 weeks away and I am fairly confident that things will get finished. In short, I am not worried, nor am I frustrated with my colleague, they just have other priorities right now.
My manager asked me if I was working on the project and I told her the same thing - My part is pretty much done, my colleague is working through theirs. My manager then implied heavily that she is not confident that my colleague will finish the work and that he needs to get it done right away, and told me that there were other things that this person hasn't gotten done yet.
I'm not asking for a critique of my manager here, rather: do I bring this up with my colleague? If so, how? I am very much not his supervisor nor do I want to bring it up to the supervisor, because at this point there is nothing actually wrong. However, I feel that if this is what the manager thinks, problems could occur down the road if I don't give warning.