Software crisis in Sudan
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Yousif, Awad Elkrim Mohammed;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The S/W crisis is identified by S/W that is late, over budget, and fails to meet the customer’s system requirements. Proved S/W engineering techniques such as in-depth requirements analysis, inspections, reviews, testing, and documentation are reduced or eliminated when the project falls behind in cost, schedule, and/or the customer demands more functionality without a corresponding increase in budget. Studies have shown that for every six new large-scale systems that are put into operation, two others are cancelled. The average S/W development project overshoots its schedule by half, large projects generally do worse. And some three-quarters of all large systems are 'operating failure’ that either does not functions as intended or are not used at all. More S/W projects have gone away for lack of calendar time than for all other causes. These are the main issues that we are going to thoroughly discuss, taking Sudan as a case study.