I am the manager of a PMO providing standardization of practices and cost and scheduling support personnel for maintenance turn around "Outages" in a utility.
Part of our standard report set is an E size plot of the project milestones and the critical path activities. This provides both columns and a gant chart showing the baseline and actual starts/finishes of the activities or milestones throughout the course of the Outage. It's a quick reference for people not intimate with the day to day interaction of the projects to get a feel on where we've been and where we're going. This is between 1 and 7 pages of E size "wallpaper".
One of the internal customers we support has expressed displeasure over the paste two years with having this posted and sites it as a waste of resources (time, space, paper, ink, etc). I have reduced the number of times per week this is updated and where the "wallpaper" is posted and told them it's part of the standard report package and I personally use it, so it will remain part of the standard.
Recently my direct was changing out the ink on the plotter and the onsite project manager saw him doing it and said your "Not printing wallpaper are you? I don't want that posted, period."
My question is how do I react? He gives my direct day to day direction all the time, as he should regarding the support of the project, however the standardization of the processes and reporting belongs to me. It seems petty to me and I'm angry about it. Is it a hill worth dying on (as it leads to a slippery slope) or should I let it slide?