I've been tasked to launch a new website for my organization.
- Parent Organization and support units and depts.
- Dept. I am a part of. Web Admin is organic to this dept.
As part of the process, I've proposed three options, each with their pros and cons, for my leadership regarding the subdomain and sub-subdomain name for the organization.
The website is structured:
The top level domain is handled by the parent organization, sub.domain.com and sub.sub.domain belongs to my dept. that I am launching a website for.
However much of the technical implementation would be handled by specialists: namely the IT dept. for the parent organization.
The trouble is when I consulted with one of the web administrators (who is organic to the dept. I work for) for the sub.domain.com and sub.sub.domain.com regarding the options that I've proposed, I was told that the proposals would cause problems and break links.
Now when I inquire further as to what exact problems the options would entail, I face dead-end responses:
"I don't have time to explain this to you", "we need to have a higher level discussion", "I have too many things to do", or "you wouldn't understand".
After trying a number of times through different mediums, email, chat, in-person, I've accepted that the discussion would not take place.
Throughout the process, I believe I've been diplomatic and earnest in being forthcoming of my knowledge (and lack thereof) and willingness to learn. I've also expressed the willingness to spend my time on behalf of the specialist to research the problem further but to no avail.
In my mind, I believe that the best action I can take now is to summarize my findings,
the webadmin believes there are some problems, although I am unaware of what they are, here are some issues I think might fit the bill,
and forward it to my leadership for their action.
However a part of me tells me to continue to dig exactly as to what possible problems the web admin might be referring to so that when the higher-level discussion takes place, I would have something prepared (albeit a shot in the dark). By dig, I would refer to consulting subject experts within my parent organization for their advice and wisdom.
Should I let things remain the way they are - summarize and report, or should I keep digging?
Update as of 2017-09-21
There was a meeting. There wasn't a problem after all, the individual never mentioned the aforementioned issues and I despite preparing some plausible scenarios, I didn't mention them either.