Does anyone have any good tips for reporting status and bad news on a project when you are are not the person who was in charge and responsible for the team's performance. (i.e. you have reporting duties, but you are not the Project Manager)
You can't just accept responsibility for missed targets or other problems that are not yours to accept. However, when reporting bad news for the project, there seems a very fine line between reporting the facts, and not throwing people under the bus.
I'm taking the 'no dropping of dimes' advice to let the responsible people know what I'm going to be reporting so that they can prepare their reponse if they get asked.
Any other ideas?