When you are in a leadership position, it will happen that something your team has delivered will be questioned by those you report to.
What to do?
You can side with the managers. You can side with the team. Or you can communicate both ways to find a solution that serves the greater good.
The first two options are shortcuts. They do work, yet they make victims: your team in the first case, yourself in the second. On the other end, making an effort to explain, ask, compromise is an investment of time and resources when you might have little of both. And that’s how you establish relationships that will make your organization, as a whole, stronger.