KAPIMS is a knowledge management methodology for participatory Innovation in stakeholder communities.

KAPIMS is based on the report D3.3 Systems Thinking Methodology. Generate the project system thinking framework, Tuula Löytty, Codrin Dinu Vasiliu, Ioan Sebastian Brumă, Lucian Tanasă, Mark Koetse, Justine Vanhalst, Kyriakos E. Georgiou, Edna Yamasaki, Demet Osmancelebioglu, Bruno da Silva, Sebastian Doboș, Kalle Karlsson, Cities2030 Project, 2021

Levels of understanding

Four levels of understanding: Events Patterns of Events System Structure Shared Vision See also: Iceberg Model

Duality (CoPs)

The opposing entities in a duality need to be viewed from a perspective of balance rather than opposition. The term implies a dynamism, continual change and mutual adjustment as the tensions that are inherent in dualities can be both creative and constraining. (Wenger 1998) identifies four dualities that exist in communities of practice: participation–reification, designed–emergent, […]

Discourse community

A discourse community is a group of people who share a set of discourses, understood as basic values and assumptions, and ways of communicating about those goals. Linguist John Swales defined discourse communities as “groups that have goals or purposes, and use communication to achieve these goals.” (Wikipedia) A discourse community is a group of people who share […]

Open Innovation Ecosystem

An innovation ecosystem is an interconnected network of organizations, businesses, and other entities that share capabilities, knowledge, skills, or technologies to collaborate on developing new products and services. It comprises stakeholders such as technology providers, universities, research foundations and institutions, venture capitalists (VCs), business accelerators and incubators, government agencies, and public-private partnerships. (Innovolo) The primary […]

Black-White Game Method

Method developed in Systems Thinking Laboratory (Food for Iasi Living Lab, in RDRP Ecosystem).

Community of practice

A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems, or an interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill both individual and group goals. Communities of practice often focus on sharing best practices and creating new knowledge to advance a domain of professional […]


8 symptoms to recognize the groupthink:

Collective wisdom

Collective wisdom, also called group wisdom and co-intelligence, is shared knowledge arrived at by individuals and groups. Collective intelligence, which is sometimes used synonymously with collective wisdom, is more of a shared decision process than collective wisdom. Unlike collective wisdom, collective intelligence is not uniquely human and has been associated with animal and plant life. […]

Collaborative Learning

Through defending their positions, reframing ideas, listening to other viewpoints and articulating their points, learners will gain a more complete understanding as a group than they could as individuals.(Valamis.com) Collaborative learning can occur peer-to-peer or in larger groups. Peer learning, or peer instruction, is a type of collaborative learning that involves students working in pairs […]

Collaborative intelligence

When asked about their biggest challenges at work, Markova and McArthur’s clients all cite a common problem: other people. This response reflects the way we have been taught to focus on the gulfs between us rather than valuing our intellectual diversity—that is, how each of us is uniquely gifted; how we process information and frame […]

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a risk management tool that identifies and quantifies the influence of potential failures in a process. FMEA analyzes potential failures using three criteria: Once assessed, prioritized failures are addressed with mistake-proofing for preventable failures and contingency plans for unpreventable risks. (goleansixsigma.com)

Critical Thinking

In every domain of human thought, and within every use of reasoning within any domain, it is now possible to question: In other words, questioning that focuses on these fundamentals of thought and reasoning are now baseline in critical thinking. (Richard Paul, Linda Elder, and Ted Bartell)

Decision matrix

A decision matrix is a tool to help you select and make the best decisions by evaluating them based on a set of key criteria. This is especially useful if there are multiple important factors that affect your decision-making process or if there are huge consequences coming out of the decision you’re trying to make. A […]

Concept map

A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts. Concept maps may be used by instructional designers, engineers, technical writers, and others to organize and structure knowledge. A concept map typically represents ideas and information as boxes or circles, which it connects with labeled arrows, often in a downward-branching […]

Cynefin framework

Cynefin offers five decision-making contexts or “domains”—clear (known as simple until 2014, then obvious until being recently renamed), complicated, complex, chaotic, and confusion—that help managers to identify how they perceive situations and make sense of their own and other people’s behaviour. (Wikipedia)