Software Project Survival Guide SPSG Home | Resources by Chapter | Resources by Subject Survival Check Home Complete List of Survival Checks Survival Check for Chapter 11 Final Preparations The project team creates its first estimate after preliminary requirements development is complete. Estimates do not account for normal activities such as holidays, weekends, and vacations. Developers don’t believe the estimates are realistic. Estimates are updated after detailed requirements development and again after architectural design. The project has a Staged Delivery Plan that organizes the stages into theme releases. The stages are not defined in detail. The project’s vision, risk management, decision making, and personnel plans are up to date. The project’s Software Development Plan is up to date and being followed.