In general, when the new shiny project appears - we forget to on board ourselves with other roles such as the project manager and other team members. We assume we all know what our roles are and what we are going to deliver but most of time we aren’t quite singing the same song. That's why when someone new joins the team that on boarding is so important to the project. The best time to set expectations of activities that are to be performed by each team member is best.
You want to make progress. You know that you are an innovator for your organization. You simply want people to listen to you, yet your voice and any challenge you put forth to do the right thing seems to go unheard or unrecognized. You need to ask yourself “why?” I get it, it can be very frustrating when you probably have the answer to a problem and are trying to prevent your company from settling for the status quo. So how can you get your voice heard? Let me ask you this: “Do you think you have been challenging appropriately?” Now “appropriately” sounds like I am just talking about being “nice”. It is actually much, much, more than that, which is why challenging appropriately is in fact, a challenge. For some of us, the answer is intelligent disobedience, but for some of us, it is learning how to challenge appropriately.