Billie Mandel wrote:
> My question: How have you (or have you at all) gone about defining > "business requirements" gathering as opposed to "user requirements" > gathering, and how have you defined that line/divided the work between > IxD and product management?
What you're really talking about here is 3 sets of steps combined into one process:
1. Identifying business requirements (cost, roi, strategy, etc)
2. Identifying user requirements (needs, features, utility, usability, etc)
3. Bringing 1&2 as the full requirements set to design an appropriate business solution.
Product Management is definitely charged with #1. The IxD community (and various of the related disciplines) are charged with #2. Both of the above, plus the technologists / implementation folks all need to have a voice in #3. The individuals who actually do the work may vary based on size & maturity of the organization, though.