Definition of a Problem Report

This week you will create a definition of a problem report. Review the steps on How to Write a Problem Statement for Business before you begin. The headings and sections of the definition of a problem report are identified in your weekly lecture video. There are other report formats in the textbook.

The purpose of this report is:

to determine if a problem truly exits;

to clarify the complexity and various components of the problem; and

to allow all involved parties a chance to seek appropriate solutions.

Here are some things to keep in mind about a definition of a problem report:

It is not a persuasive report, so please do not try to convince your reader of anything

Changing the speed limit on a particular road

Upgrading company technology

Creating a student lounge

Creating a community garden

You should create a 2-3 page report defining your problem. It must include the following:

A title page

Headings that indicate major sections (INTRODUCTION, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION) and subsections (such as Statement of Purpose, Background, and anything relevant to your particular topic; for example, Childcare issues and productivity)

Formal language