There is a project management approach used to control the project with schedules, check points, handoffs, deliverables, etc. Each team member is empowered to raise issues or concerns that will prevent us from meeting the project objectives and deliverables.
The project controls ensure deliverables, scope, budget, and expectations are managed. Project milestones and work products are deliverables. Reference points to track business needs and requirements are managed. Team members accountable for their deliverables and raise issues as early as they are known to give the team the most time possible to address it.
The software is a tool and ensuring the capabilities required for the business are available is critical. Capabilities delivered in each phase is in alignment with the priorities of the business.