Gigamaps are about more than just mapping out facts, entities and relations. They are also about sharing a sense of the complexity. If the members on a team have a diverging sense of the complexity of the task, then this is a problem. The person who thinks it is a simple task will allocate far fewer resources to the project than the person who thinks it is very complex task. Aligning and making sense of such overall conceptions of a task we call sense sharing.
Read more about Gigamapping as sense sharing in the working paper from RSD4 2015 below.
A full version of this paper, where the arguments are substantially developed will be published in a Springer Book on Systemic Design soon (Editor Peter Jones)