Software Project Survival Guide SPSG Home | Resources by Chapter | Resources by Subject Survival Check Home Complete List of Survival Checks Survival Check for Chapter 16 Software Release The project team treats the end-of-stage release phase as its top priority. Statistical techniques are used to aid the release decision. Only one statistical technique is used. The project team uses a release checklist to prevent oversights during software release. The project team uses a release sign-off form to ensure that all project stakeholders agree the software is ready to release.