Just saw this question: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/9142/how-to-manage-game-graphics-project and was wondering: Are workflow / management questions (when they relate exclusively to the graphic design field and can have therefore specific requirements) on topic? And if they are, should we create new tags to go with them?
I'm still adjudicating that particular question. It's not precisely a design issue, but in the real world it's the kind of thing designers and people who work with them do run into. A poorly set up design team can fail miserably, even though the individual designers may be both talented and competent. Legal questions, such as copyright, model releases and "how do I handle my clueless boss?" fall into much the same category of things that profoundly affect a designer's craft, even though they are not directly part of the craft.
Scott has already commented that it seems more a management question than design, and he's right. On the other hand, there's a team of designers out there whose work is about to be made almost impossible.
To me.... It's no different than if someone asked a question about managing an inventory of whizbang hinges across 20 different metal fabricators. The actual asset is irrelevant.
The mere fact that the project is related to design doesn't make it a design question in my opinion. It's purely a project management or subordinate management question.
If the designer were asking how to manage deliverables when they need to be aware of [legal issues, copyrights, releases] then that may be more of a design question. But a manager asking how to manage the assets being delivered by employees and schedule their project is not a design question.
In reality, he should be having that discussion with the employees - "How long do you feel you'll need to complete XXXX?" Then factor that into the project timeline. So... even if one disagrees with me and feels it is a design question... no one here could possibly answer it without full project specifications, which were not provided.