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Khipu Management Cybernetics Club Meeting 2009/12/11 by Mind Map: Khipu Management
Cybernetics Club
Meeting 2009/12/11
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Khipu Management Cybernetics Club Meeting 2009/12/11

Club goals

VSM as a society refactoring tool

Solving of a problem of big systems management

Practical applying of the common theory of systems

VSM will be a base of governance to come

Creating a methodology to make social sciences positive (in epistemological meaning)


Practical applyings


Decision support system, Personal situation center

Realtime integration of all management and control systems (nervous system of the enterprise), MRP, CRM, B2B, accounting & budjeting, HR, warehouse, logistics, stock exchange monitoring, workflow automation, intelligent building, security&emergency systems, access control, Sensors (e.g. fire alarm) as alhedonic, street traffic data, etc…

Organization diagnostics



Viable systems growing

Startups support

Cases for diverse activity branches

Factories, VSM applying to mass production (A.Zakharov)


Opensource software companies

Local governments


Pilot project: Linux Center rearrangement, Long-term viability

Tools to design non-commercial communities

Consumer's co-operation


Separate blocks of management


Information disposal

Target audience

Managers who have understood that the management theory was hidden from them

VSM advantages

Variety control tools

Autonomy, Resource agreement


Black box

Triple vector of performance

Minimization of bureaucracy

Oriented to changes

Balance between current activity and development

Realtime management

Efficient reaction to environment changes

Alhedonic signals

Balance between formal organization and decentralization

Situational center

Environment monitoring

Modelling, Environment, System reaction


Scenarios directory


Next steps

Platform, Open system

Mailing list,


Brief course for newbies (with examination)



Library collection


Web links, Comments

Directions by priority

#1 Standarts of system design, Glossary, Formal notation

#2 Practical implementation methods, Motivation, Supervision

Information base of the club


Distance learning environment


Basic works

Adapted writings


Positive cases

Programs and algorithms repository


Client program to remotely partiсipate in club meetings

Khipu ERP (opensource VSM-based)

Why "Khipu"?

Quipu (khipu on Quechua) was a recording device used in the Tawantinsuyu (Inca state) and its predecessor societies in the Andes

Quipu record keeping was/had…, Сomprehensive realtime management & governance system, Data generalization bottom-up, Three vectors of productivity (!!!), Double record accounting

The name shouldn't be faceless, there should be a mistery behind, Continuity with Tawantinsuyu and Chile

Standards development


VSM notation for business processes

Adoption of existing opensource components

Methodology of interpersonal communications

Editing tool to describe subject areas


Building from bottom to up, #1 First-degree recursion (from person to primary group), #2 Further recursion (group→workshop→plant→…)