I came across a white paper today called “The Problem with requirements: Why is there still a problem?“. It was done by The Performance Institute and was sponsored by Robbins-Gioia and BluePrint (of BluePrint Requirements software). I remember hearing about this when it came out in 2014 but for some reason or other didn’t read it at the time.
You may not find the results to be too surprising, but I think it is definitely worth a read if you are a business analysis. It’s available from the Robbins Gioia web site and the link above goes directly to the report.