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Software development is an in-demand and high-paying field, and is an ideal career path for driven individuals with technical aptitude. Designed for working adults, Champlain's online associate degree in software development is designed to build upon your existing technical skillset and provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge to confidently move forward in the world of software development.

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Through a program that emphasizes hands-on learning putting theory into practice, and working with cutting-edge technologies, you'll gain critical technical skills (including knowledge of 8+ key applications, platforms, and programming languages, listed below) in addition to valuable soft skills such as communication and leadership that will help you stand out as a well-rounded software development professional.

This program is ideal for those looking to enter the software development field, or for those who have found themselves in a related role and are looking for formal training and knowledge. Plus, it's a solid stepping stone toward a full bachelor's degree in software development for those who are returning to school after time away, or embarking on their first degree.

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Software development occupations are projected to grow 22% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual salary for this in-demand field is over $110,140.*

Graduates of Champlain's online software development associate degree program will be prepared to work in a variety of industries, including computer systems design, manufacturing, finance and insurance, software publishing, and engineering.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020; job titles:, 2020

Top Jobs for Associate in Software Development Graduates

  • Computer and Information System Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst

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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online software development associate degree, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online software development courses encompass the top skills needed by today's software professionals.Graduates of the program are required to complete the following courses.

Professional Courses (36credits)

General Education Courses (15 credits)

Human Behavior & Social Institutions(3 Credits)

Science Literacy (3 Credits)

General Electives (3 Credits)

Note: Some of the courses in this program are available in 15-weektermsonly. Please contact your advisor for details.

Software Development Course Descriptions:

Professional Courses (36 Credits):

From storyboard to form creation, students walk through the steps to create a basic four to five-page website to specification in this course that introduces HTML5 and CSS. Hands-on assignments reinforce skills development and best practices in design: navigation, column layout, image editing and usage, fonts and tables.

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This course provides students with an understanding of the many different devices and technologies, from historical to emerging, that are required to design and build networks. In a broad survey of concepts and terminology, students will learn about topology, communications, protocols, and security, and to diagram basic networks to specification.

This course covers the fundamentals of systems analysis while emphasizing the role of communication and other soft skills needed in IT and in business overall to be successful. The topics are useful for anyone who is involved in developing software system requirements and architectures (e.g., users, technical managers, product managers, technical leads, programmers, other software project team members, and clients).


CMIT-135, CMIT-200, MGMT-260

From day one, students in this course are problem solving, first in terms of algorithmic design and then as early as week two via programming in the latest version of Python, using PyCharm. Students begin by writing a program to have a conversation, having strings and numbers as input, and advance, by week seven, to building a working password saver program, capable of looking up, adding (and encrypting), and storing passwords.

This course will introduce students to programming concepts, using a major industry programming language, C++. SDEV-240 covers the history of programming languages, the essentials of the C++ programming language, and how to write effective and efficient programs to solve a variety of real-world problems.



Learn the basics and more in this course on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and SQL (Structured Query Language). Students propose a final project in the first module and then work, week-by-week, to design, create, and populate the database. Then, students learn to create queries and stored procedures.



The focus of this course is to cover the robust and powerful features of C++ and Object Oriented Programming. These skills will serve as a foundation to transit to develop Client/Server, Database driven applications and simulations.



The goal of this course is to learn about correct, efficient data structures and algorithms, and how to design, analyze, and implementation them in software applications. Various abstract data types including linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees will be covered in detail. Algorithms for searching, sorting, and implementing data structures will be examined using diagrams, animations, pseudocode, and C++ code.


SDEV-340, MATH270

Websites have three functions - to facilitate, enable and persuade - and are only useful if they can connect people and achieve definite goals. In this course, students learn to understand the concept of usability, and the roles of interaction, users, communication and collaboration as well as how to evaluate usability, and observe and test users.


WEBD-215 OR SDEV-230

Presents the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits and the derivative, curve sketching and optimization problems; the product, quotient and chain rules; indefinite and definite integrals; integration by substitution and parts; and differentiation and integration of the exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Appropriate applications are considered.


MATH-125 or high school equivalent

Students will learn the concepts, techniques, and structures of discrete mathematics necessary for the software engineer, including logic, sets, functions, relations, Boolean algebra, and combinatorics. The course also introduces the concept of mathematical proof.


Complete MATH-125 with a minimum grade of B- OR complete MATH-210

Choose One:

Project Management is the formal application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project-based activities to meet organizational requirements. Project management is accomplished through the use of processes such as Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Project managers can divide projects into these phases to provide better management control with appropriate links to the ongoing operations of the organization. Collectively, these phases, known as the project life cycle, form the foundation for the practice of project management and are guided by the Body of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Project schedules allow managers, team members, and stakeholders to track progress, set and manage expectations, communicate, control costs, and collaborate. Tasks and deliverables can be monitored and controlled to ensure timely delivery-and if any delays do occur, project managers can easily gauge their impact and make the necessary adjustments. Central to the schedule is a detailed understanding of the project budget, and working to control costs and manage stakeholder expectations.


Take MGMT-260

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

This course draws on fundamental concepts of contemporary communication research to help students identify and develop strategies to become effective and versatile communicators across media and settings. Students will examine and respond to a range of interpersonal situations through the critical evaluation of the three essential components of all communication: its purpose, audience, and context. Students will leave the course with the ability to reflect on and adapt their strategies to successfully and consistently communicate for a range of purposes across diverse settings.

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts needed to communicate effectively in writing for academic study and professional development. Students will be introduced to rhetorical modes and their role in the development of written communication. Students will also learn how to use the four stages of the writing process--prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing--to create written communication that meets its intended purpose for its intended audience. A minimum grade of C is required for this course to meet a general education requirement.

This course builds on students' proficiency in the writing process and rhetorical modes to introduce the use of sources in written communication. Students will practice information literacy as they learn to determine information needs from sources, identify types of information resources, develop effective search strategies, and incorporate sources in written communication, legally and ethically. A minimum grade of C is required for this course to meet a general education requirement.


Complete ENGL-100 with a minimum grade of C or better

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Mathematical reasoning, when applied to everyday and professional lives, has two dimensions: logic for deterministic situations and probabilities for non-deterministic situations. This course aims to help students develop these mathematical reasoning skills.

Choose One:

This course builds on students' proficiency in using evidence from sources to support their own prior knowledge to using evidence from sources to develop persuasive communication for a range of purposes, including solving problems and pursuing opportunities in the workplace, in addition to academic study. Students will learn to articulate effective inquiry questions, recognize errors in logic, interpret the validity of persuasive communication created by others, and develop effective persuasive communication of their own using evidence from sources. The role of accurate citation of sources in persuasive communication will also be addressed. A minimum grade of C is required for this course to meet a general education requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL-100 The Writing Process & ENGL-110 Introduction to Using Evidence from Sources in Writing.


Complete ENGL-100 and ENGL-110 with a minimum grade of C.

In this course, adult students demonstrate skills and knowledge from work and other life experiences in order to request credit for a specified degree requirement. Students use the conceptual framework of argumentation to make a logical case for credit in an e-portfolio. The portfolio will identify the context for the student's learning in the subject matter, trace its progression over time, and explain how the learning is equivalent to the specified CCO degree requirement. The student will then demonstrate proficiency in each course learning outcome and integrate the learning outcomes in a relevant case study. To achieve a course pass, the completed portfolio must demonstrate course outcome proficiency according to the framework and criteria described above. Portfolios meeting these criteria will be submitted to a faculty subject matter expert for evaluation.


Full admission into a CCO degree program, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, and approved PLA plan. Students within 12 credits of degree completion are not eligible to take CRIT 200.

Science Literacy Course (3 Credits):

Students will develop the ability to apply scientific methods to understand the natural world, to identify scientific aspects of daily life, and to evaluate the quality of scientific information based on its source and the methods used for its generation.

Choose One Human Behavior & Social Institutions Course (3 Credits):

A survey of the science of psychology, including an overview of human behavior in various areas such as physiopsychology, development, learning social psychology, personality and abnormal behavior.

A study of human groups, culture, the self, and human interaction. The course focuses on contemporary American society and the influence of culture on our actions and beliefs, with the goal of fostering critical thinking about our social environment.

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the fundamentals of substantive criminal law. Students will learn the essential elements of crimes and the rationale underlying criminal law. The nature of jurisdiction, the criminal act, the criminal state of mind and matters affecting responsibility for criminal conduct are included.

This course focuses on the rules and procedures governing how the American criminal justice system must process individuals suspected, accused, and convicted of law violations.

This course provides students with a broad overview of the history, theory, and fundamentals of criminal investigation. Students are introduced to the basic responsibilities of investigators and protocols for report writing, evidence collection, and preparation of cases for trial. They also learn specific investigative techniques for different types of crimes, such as crimes involving violence and property, terrorism, and hate crimes, and, where appropriate, compare investigative protocols from other legal cultures.


Take CRIM-120, CRIM-121.

Discusses the nature and method of economics with emphasis on microeconomic theory. Focus is on demand, supply, market equilibrium, elasticity, costs of production and resource pricing. Examines the market structures of pure competition, oligopoly and monopoly.

A general survey course that covers theories and applications of macroeconomics. Business firms, international economics, labor and government are included. Also examines monetary policy, taxes, public finances, economic output and growth, and international trade in the world economy.

Principles of Economics introduces the fundamental concepts of economics - the study of how people manage resources, and how they react to scarcity. This course focuses on both microeconomics (the behavior of consumers and companies) and macroeconomics (large-scale economic factors such as employment and interest rates), so that you'll gain a broad understanding of how a modern market economy functions, how decisions in business settings are informed by economics, and how economics applies to your everyday life.

Graduates of the software development associate online program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Apply fundamental computer theory to software development practices.
  • Manipulate data efficiently to make optimal use of computing resources.
  • Apply principles of human-computer interaction, especially user experience (UX), in the design and usability of computer interfaces.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account when selecting, creating, and evaluating computer-based systems.
  • Effectively use project management tools and techniques to complete tasks on time and on budget.
  • Acquire in-demand technical, analytical and soft skills employers want - such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration - in general education courses that are a part of this degree.
  • C++
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • PyCharm
  • Python
  • Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS)
  • SQL (Structured Query Language)

Students who have earned the CISSP Certification are eligible for transfer credits toward this degree. Please speak to an admission representative or your academic advisor for details.

Champlain College Online's software development faculty, led by Program DirectorDr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our software development curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s software development professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online associate in software development program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:

  • GE Healthcare
  • IBM Corporation
  • IBM Microelectronics
  • Physician's Computer Company
  • Social Security Administration

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • IT Specialist
  • Sr. Production Technician
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Support Technician
  • Technical Analyst

Many students come to us seeking ways to get noticed at their current employers or to get hired in a new field. Given that, we are hyper focused on increasing the career mobility of our students and that's why we developed the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle, a suite of career offerings designed to help our students get noticed, get hired and land jobs they'll love.

Valued at over $1,000, the career bundle is offered to Champlain College Online students and includes:

  • Fast Start Formula Course: The Fast Start Formula Course for getting noticed and getting hired is taught by Jen Morris, an executive career coach that we've developed a partnership with to support our students in their job search journeys. This course is online, self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love.
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Tuition & Costs

Online Undergraduate Tuition Fall '22 - Summer '23

$328 Per Credit

$984* Per Course

$250 Per Credit for Military Service Members (family members see truED Tuition)

$150 One-Time Graduation Fee

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*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits


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Chair, Cybersecurity Programs

  • Cybersecurity (B.S., Undergraduate Certificates)
  • Software Development (A.S., B.S., Certificates)
  • Digital Forensic Science (M.S.)


Dr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães is Associate Professor and Chair of Cybersecurity at Champlain College Online.

Prior to Champlain, Dr. Magalhães was a researcher of the Software Engineering and Management Group (SEMAG) of the Algoritmi Research Center (University of Minho) and an Assistant Professor of the Catholic University of Portugal - Braga. He is a member and reviewer of a number of organizations, including the NATO Multinational Cyber Defense Education and Training project and the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.

Dr. Magalhães has a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies from the University of Minho (Portugal). His research interests focus on information security, intelligence and performance monitoring, and has published widely on security-related topics.

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What are 5 common problems in the software development process? ›

5 Common Problems in the Software Development Process
  • Unrealistic deadlines. One of the most common problems in software development is unrealistic deadlines. ...
  • Inadequate resources. ...
  • Poor communication. ...
  • Lack of documentation. ...
  • Poor testing. ...
  • Define the problem. ...
  • Understand the root causes. ...
  • Identify the affected parties.
Jun 21, 2022

What is your weakness Best software developer answer? ›

  1. 8 Weaknesses That Shaped Me To Become a Better Developer. ...
  2. Cannot Articulate Without Substance. ...
  3. Poor Command in Verbal Communication. ...
  4. The Urge To Know All Details as Much as Possible. ...
  5. Never the Brilliant One; It Takes Time to Learn. ...
  6. I Am Forgetful … ...
  7. Lacking Confidence and Feeling Incompetent.
Jun 21, 2021

What is your strength best software developer answer? ›

Your answer should be:

One of my strengths is that I am passionate to learn new things and create an opportunity to implement those. I've always been very good at learning new tools and stay up to date. In my previous company, we used to spend a lot of time on manual testing.

What is the most challenging part of software development? ›

One of the most challenging elements of being a software developer is the continuous cycle of tight deadlines. Often the timelines are decided by the leaders in discussion with the clients. The development team has no say in when they can deliver the product.

What is the most difficult part in software development process? ›

One of the most time-consuming challenges for software developers is to define the requirements. Simply, this means figuring out what the product should do and how it should work. The requirements need to be clear, concise, and complete so that developers have a good understanding of what they need to do.

Why is software development difficult? ›

Software development is hard for many reasons: hardware technology improves quickly, making ever-more complex software practical and desired. new (and new versions of) languages, libraries, and frameworks are rapidly churned out. programming paradigms come and go like bell bottoms and hemlines.

What are the top 3 reasons a software project fails? ›

By understanding these five common reasons why software projects fail, you can take steps to avoid such problems and make your project a success.
  • Reason 1: Poor planning. ...
  • Reason 2: Lack of leadership. ...
  • Reason 3: Poor communication. ...
  • Reason 4: Inadequate use of resources. ...
  • Reason 5: Inability to overcome challenges.
Apr 19, 2022

What are top five reasons software projects fail? ›

Software projects – five reasons why they fail
  • Poor planning for software projects. ...
  • Inadequate/ Insufficient details of the scope/ requirements in the software project requirements documentation. ...
  • Rushed software projects and competition. ...
  • Software projects fail because of lack of experience and flexibility.

What are your top 3 weaknesses answer? ›

How to answer What are you greatest weaknesses?
  1. Choose a weakness that will not prevent you from succeeding in the role.
  2. Be honest and choose a real weakness.
  3. Provide an example of how you've worked to improve upon your weakness or learn a new skill to combat the issue.
Dec 14, 2022

What are 3 examples of weaknesses? ›

Examples of Weaknesses.
  • Self-criticism.
  • Shyness.
  • Lack of knowledge of particular software.
  • Public speaking.
  • Taking criticism.
  • Lack of experience.
  • Inability to delegate.
  • Lack of confidence.

What is a good weakness to say in an interview? ›

Taking on too much responsibility. Being too detail-oriented. Being too much of a perfectionist. Too much procrastination (as long as you still meet all your deadlines)

What are 3 skills you need to be a software developer? ›

Top 10 Technical Skills for Software Developers in 2023
  • Data Structures & Algorithms. ...
  • Cloud Computing. ...
  • Git and GitHub. ...
  • Containers (Docker and Kubernetes) ...
  • IDEs (VSCode or IntelliJIDEA) ...
  • Database and SQL. ...
  • Linux (UNIX) ...
  • Object-Oriented Programming.
Oct 16, 2022

What is the most important skill in software development? ›

1. Data Structures and Algorithms: This skill is the topmost priority by most of the companies to check the problem solving and coding skill. You can become a good software developer if you know how data can be organized and how it can be used to solve a real life problem.

What is the main problem in today's software development? ›

Dealing with outmoded technology is a major concern: bad actors target legacy systems, end-users can't find information (and if they do, it's often incorrect), and companies waste time and money due to manual processes and poor decisions.

What are the common mistakes in software development? ›

Major 30 Software Development Mistakes
  • Inability to understanding the user's needs.
  • Miscalculating the size of the project.
  • Lack of planning in the process.
  • Lack of testing of the final product.
  • Lack of picking up the right way of doing things.
  • Inappropriate way of handling things.

What are the main issues faced by a software developer? ›

Challenges Faced by Software Engineers
  • The rapid advancement of technology. ...
  • Increasing customer demands in the development stage. ...
  • Time limitation. ...
  • Limited infrastructure/ resources. ...
  • Understanding the large and complex system requirements is difficult. ...
  • Undefined system boundaries. ...
  • Customers are not clear about their needs.
3 days ago

What IQ is needed for computer programming? ›

Furthermore, IQ scores of computer programmers range from 115 to 132. The average IQ of the general population, on the other hand, is between 85 and 115. Only a small fraction of people have a very low IQ (below 70) or a very high IQ (above 130).

Which coding is very difficult? ›


Finally, Malbolge is the most challenging programming language available, which takes two years to master. With a reputation for being quite tricky, Malbolge is a modifiable coding language known for its unpredictable behavior.

Which software is hardest to learn? ›

Malbolge: One esoteric programming language is Malbolge.

The fact that it took at least two years to complete developing the first Malbolge code indicates that it is by far the toughest programming language to learn.

Is software development too stressful? ›

As a software developer, you've probably experienced stress multiple times and every time seems a little different yet the sensation is the same. A developer's job is very stressful due to its nature: you need to build or create, and you need to do it quickly.

Is software developing a stressful job? ›

Programming is stressful because it demands a high level of focus and concentration. Coding for long stretches of time without taking a break, trying to fix tricky bugs, and non-correlating learning material are the key factors leading to stress in developers.

Is being a software dev easy? ›

While it's undoubtedly a promising career, the vastness and complexity of software development can make it hard to learn. Software development is a field that requires its practitioners to have a good understanding of multiple programming languages, operating systems, database systems, and more.

What percentage of all software projects fail? ›

Most software projects fail completely or partially because they don't meet all their requirements. These requirements can be the cost, schedule, quality, or requirements objectives. According to many studies, the failure rate of software projects ranges between 50% – 80%.

What are the top 4 software project risks? ›

12 risks in software development
  1. Code issues. One significant risk involved with software development is poor quality code. ...
  2. Aggressive deadlines. Sometimes, software development projects have tight deadlines. ...
  3. Unmet expectations. ...
  4. Low productivity. ...
  5. Budget issues. ...
  6. Poor risk management. ...
  7. Inadequate project management. ...
  8. Scope creep.
Jun 1, 2021

Are these the 7 real reasons why tech projects fail? ›

  • Lack of leadership. Often tech projects are seen as “IT projects” and are relegated to the IT department. ...
  • Lack of accountability. ...
  • Inefficient communication. ...
  • No plan or clear time scale, or poor planning and timelining. ...
  • Lack of user testing, or failure to address feedback. ...
  • Solving the wrong problem.

Why do most agile projects fail? ›

A lack of management support is a primary reason why agile transformations fail. One part of the success involves finding the right collaboration partner to take care of the agile transformation process.

What are the 2 most significant concerns of software projects? ›

Risk identification and management are the main concerns in every software project.

What is the most important potential 2 reasons for a software system being failed? ›

One of the most common reasons software projects fail is unclear requirements and the lack of a detailed explanation. Very often clients themselves are not sure exactly what they want to see, and as a result, the project cannot move forward.

What are your 5 key weaknesses? ›

Sample responses to “What are your weaknesses?”
  • Self-criticism. I can be quite critical of myself, which can lead to negative self-talk and eventual burnout. ...
  • Fear of public speaking. I am a naturally shy person. ...
  • Procrastination. ...
  • Issues with delegating tasks. ...
  • Lack of experience with skill or software.
Aug 16, 2022

Why should we hire you answers? ›

Show that you have skills and experience to do the job and deliver great results. You never know what other candidates offer to the company. But you know you: emphasize your key skills, strengths, talents, work experience, and professional achievements that are fundamental to getting great things done on this position.

How do you answer the strongest weakness? ›

How to answer “What's your greatest weakness?”
  1. Clearly describe your weakness (preferably with specifics, not vague clichés hiring managers have heard hundreds of times).
  2. Give a short example of a time your weakness affected your work.
  3. Talk about what you've done to improve your weakness.
Nov 15, 2022

Is overthinking a weakness interview? ›

Overthinking can be viewed as both a strength and a weakness; it is, therefore, not a strong answer to give when asked about your weaknesses at interview. What is this? In some respects, someone that overthinks can be perceived to be unsure of themselves and their decision-making.

Is being shy a weakness interview? ›

Examples of Weaknesses

Disorganized. Self-Critical/Sensitive. Perfectionism (Note: this can be a strength in many roles, so be sure you have an example of how perfectionism can be a problem to demonstrate that you've thought deeply about this trait) Shy/Not adept at public speaking.

What are two good weaknesses? ›

Here are a few examples of the best weaknesses to mention in an interview:
  • I focus too much on the details. ...
  • I have a hard time letting go of a project. ...
  • I have trouble saying “no” ...
  • I get impatient when projects run beyond the deadline. ...
  • I could use more experience in… ...
  • I sometimes lack confidence.
Jun 20, 2018

Is it OK to admit you are nervous at an interview? ›

“I'm a little nervous.” Acknowledging that your nerves are getting the better of you might actually help you shake off your nervousness. Most interviewers have been there, too, at some point in their career and will understand.

How can I impress my interviewer? ›

Top 9 Ways to Impress Your Interviewer
  1. Work on your handshake. Don't offer up a flimsy or sweaty hand. ...
  2. Get serious. ...
  3. Get the practice. ...
  4. Be enthusiastic. ...
  5. Ask questions. ...
  6. Tell a story. ...
  7. Show restraint. ...
  8. Be memorable.

What are the main problems related to software development? ›

The Most Common Problems in Software Development
  • Problem: bugs, broken code, & technical debt. Why It Happens: Under-Scoping. ...
  • Problem: premature optimization. ...
  • Problem: complicated new technologies. ...
  • Problem: too much (or not enough) abstraction. ...
  • Problem: overlooking the little things.
May 28, 2021

What is the most common software problem? ›

Corrupt Drivers

A corrupt driver is one of the most common reasons behind a software problem in your system. Corrupt drivers usually show up in the form of the blue screen of death, also known as the BSOD. A corrupt driver would mean that your system screen freezes, and you are unable to work on anything else on it.

What percentage of software projects fail? ›

Most software projects fail completely or partially because they don't meet all their requirements. These requirements can be the cost, schedule, quality, or requirements objectives. According to many studies, the failure rate of software projects ranges between 50% – 80%.

What are the 5 causes of poor software quality? ›

Causes of Poor Software Quality
  • Lack of domain knowledge. ...
  • Lack of technology knowledge. ...
  • Unrealistic schedules. ...
  • Badly engineered software. ...
  • Poor acquisition practices.
Jul 1, 2009

What are the disadvantages of being a software developer? ›

5 Drawbacks Of A Job In Software Development
  • Juggling an overwhelming amount of projects.
  • Working consistent overtime and non-traditional business hours such as nights, weekends and holidays.
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