Examine the Standish Reports on IT projects, (e.g., the original 1995 Chaos report) and using this information, develop a 2pp business report that uses the Standish data to argue for effective requirements management techniques. Address the memo to your "Boss". This should be a two-three page professional report summarizing field studies on the problem/importance of requirements in engineering projects. This should be submitted in the form of a business memo to your boss.
The goal is to convince your boss of the problem with requirements - use industry-wide data to convince them that requirements is a big problem, and it's important that we/you do something (make simple suggestions). If you can, use specific requirements failures at your company to illustrate the general issues.
Write this as a professional report that you'd be happy to give to your boss, e.g.:
Executive Summary (1 paragraph)
Body (Lots of structure - charts, bulletted lists, etc., all well-organized)
Conclusion - very short, based on data presented. Use clear and succinct language, bulleted lists and figures wherever appropriate.
Be sure to cite all references, use good structure, grammar, sound arguments, etc.
NOTE: Example of STANDISH report: the standish report: [url removed, login to view]