One of the common terms used back in the day was “this is like herding sheep”. It typically came up when there were so many differing agendas, opinions and personalities at play in a meeting, that the project manager or project leader basically was ready to give up. They were spending so much time “herding” rather than having a productive meeting.
In case you’ve never seen a sheepdog herd sheep, then you are in for a treat.
This is how a sheepdog herds sheep 🐑 pic.twitter.com/D4BYRnoBcN— Evan Kirstel (@evankirstel) November 26, 2019