The Requirements Defined message board has a discussion about the skills and talents a product manager should have to gather and document product requirements. The discussion touches on a number of important issues, such as: To what extent requirements analysis is trainable. How important it is to have prior experience gathering requirements. Whether prior domain or industry knowledge is needed for effective requirements analysis. The role of facilitation in requirements elicitation. Requirements gathering abilities are among the most difficult to find. Simply assigning the product requirements to subject matter experts in your company is usually a mistake.