Working on bikes, crazy analogies pop up…
The project is a motorbike. Creative has the spark. Development gets the crank turning. QA approves each new gear.
The account rep is the driver while the client is sitting on the back yelling faster and screaming directions.
To keep this machine running we need a project manager/lubrication system. As load and demand on the engine increases the oil needs to flow for it to run smooth. Instead of oil, assets and approvals maybe the occasional warning light for oil pressure or engine temp to slow the driver down.
The piston on the left is what happens to your people when the project management/lubrication fails.