The software crisis is nothing more than a term referring to the difficulty of the computer programs to be written and be efficient in a required time. Thanks to the ever-growing complexity of real-life problems and the rapid development of personal and industrial computers, these programs often used more time to be completed in their entirety, causing great economic loses among the industries.
The developers were blamed for being inefficient, while the truth is that no one had the ability to keep up with the pace of the computer industry and its incredible development velocity.
Some examples of the problems these “software crisis” caused (and is still causing today) are:
* Projects costing more than they were originally intended.
* Low-quality software.
* Delays in the delivery of the final product.
Jose María Montiel
Miguel Ángel Castaneyra
Randell, B. (1996). Nclacuk. http://homepages.cs.ncl.ac.uk/brian.randell/NATO/NATOReports/index.html