A word borrowed from the arts could be used figuratively.
In the decorative arts there is an excess of ornamentation. The departure from Renaissance classicism has its own ways in each country. But a general feature is that everywhere the starting point is the ornamental elements introduced by the Renaissance. (Wikipedia, emphasis added)
Baroque is used often to describe things of any sort that have become too complex (cut-off criteria left as exercise to the reader):
Baldwin’s fastidious thought process and his baroque sentences suddenly seemed hopelessly outdated, at once self-aggrandizing and ingratiating. (New Yorker)
This adjective is specifically applicable to artwork, as at this question: Word for “decorated too much”, but can be extended to describe other nouns.
A person can be said to be "baroque", for example:
...it is unclear exactly where the truth lies in the different accounts of the final meeting between Mr. Bo and Mr. Wang, the police chief. Mr. Bo is known to be both baroque and shrewd, and he could have reacted in any number of ways in the meeting, people familiar with the two men say. (NYT)
Answering you question directly, a process such as maneuvering can be "baroque"; here is an example of this use:
The impeachment process, which stretched out over several years, involved some baroque political maneuvering, and ended with Hastings’s acquittal. (New Yorker)
You could consider using Rococo figuratively, but it's descriptive power seems to be much more limited than baroque, at least in common use:
Rococo (/rəˈkoʊkoʊ/, also US: /ˌroʊkəˈkoʊ/), less commonly Roccoco or Late Baroque, is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe l'oeil frescoes to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement. (Wikipedia, emphasis added)