This paper presents a collection of behaviours for gaining insights in projects of small, innovating organisations. An explorative study of 12 informants and their subject matter expertise are used to inform this work. The paper draws on three bodies of literature – Innovation Management, Knowledge Management and Project Management to inform the theoretical background. So far no framework has been developed that are tailored to the unique situation of Small Innovators as they aim to foster innovation within the organisation. A number of propositions is offered based on the qualitative data analysis and hermeneutic literature appraisal that address potential heuristics processes that could enhance a Small Innovator’s ability to gain better insights while pursuing innovative project outcomes.