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Nand32 wrote:
We have never missed a deadline nor there's an issue with execution. We do have an Engineering manager as well. We are all very happy to interact with him.

Having an engineering manager and a 'manager manager' does seem like overkill. One must wonder why this seemingly superfluous new manager has been hired. What problem did the higher ups perceive there to be?

Bear in mind that the problem does not need to be real; it could just be a matter of perception. Does the engineering manager not speak the same (non-technical) language that the higher-ups want to hear? Or could it be that the problem is, as others have suggested, that there was a 'nephew out of work' problem? Or is the company/division/project not performing as influential people expect it to, despite there being no problems that you can see?

Does the new manager have pointy hair, by any chance?

Nand32 wrote:
Do you think I should write to the top boss and ask him be removed out of the loop?

Oh no! Not a chance. Dilbert and the PHB explain why: Dilbert Comic Strip on 1994-04-30 | Dilbert by Scott Adams[^]

Here are my suggestions for how to proceed:
(1) Start looking for a new job. Really, start now.
(2) As others have suggested, create contemporaneous logs of all instructions you receive (both directly from the new manager and from your existing managers/supervisors).
(3) Keep a log (like a personal timesheet) of all your daily actions, including links to show how your daily work links directly to instructions received.
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