I am in charge of producing web applications, internal software, and other apps at MEGACOMPANY. I have pretty good say on these projects and can work on what I want within reason but at the same time if people want something I try to help out and stay on their timeline.
We have a new project manager as of a few months ago. This person is basically in charge of getting all of the requirements for my projects and well anything related to them as well as other tasks that sometimes fall into the technical realm and sometimes don't.
I get along well with the project manager but I feel that this person is really started to adversely effect my reputation and more importantly my work.
PM often has an agenda for the applications I am developing. If someone differs from their opinion they do not seek that person's input. I am very well connected to our entire group and they are used to having a basically seamless upgrade cycle. So when the PM talks with me I am really confused that we are discussing A-F when several upper level managers have expressed clearly they would like G-X too. When I mention G-X the PM seems annoyed that I have already talked to the stakeholders and then says that they should be talking to them.
The PM actually asked for project management software as well as most of the managers in our large group. I have completed the software and it is great. The PM keeps delaying the launch by acting like they do not have the time, that they need extra fields added that were never in scope, or just simply blows off simple requests.
I can give 10 other examples from the past 4 months. The PM is assigned to our group to make projects run more smoothly. The exact opposite is happening. People seem to be going out of their way to schedule meetings that the PM can't attend. Yet the PM makes sure that nothing goes forward unless it meets their needs and approval.
Both the PM and I report to a high level executive and I guess we are more or less on the same level. The person we are reporting to is in the PMs location half way around the world from me. If I had a relationship with the executive I would bring these things up right away. But I don't, the PM has his ear, and I feel that anything that I bring up may damage relationships long-term. I have had several calls with the PM (which the PM cancels half at the last minute). What is the next step?