LKIN Review Process Information Guide
Lean Kanban India follows a standard process and scoring system for review & shortlisting the best sessions for the conference program.
Prior to starting the review, a 4-5 people Review Team is identified basis on following criteria
- Kanban Proponent and have represented on LeanKanban topics at LKU and non LKU events
- Active Contributor and Promotor of Lean Kanban India Community
- Regular Participation in earlier Lean Kanban India events ( at least 2-3 times)
- Holds an active AKT/KCP/KMP status with LKU
- Expert in Kanban implementation and must have 2-3 public case studies to validate it
- Authored Kanban Books, Presented in LKIN conferences and Written valuable content for Lean Kanban subjects
- Must be an expert on themes selected for the conference and have significant & positive influence on community
- Authorised to represent him/herself as independent reviewer and not biased to any enterprise as part of review process
Review team members reviews the session independently as well as they collaborate as group for review.
Review Process involves following phases/steps
STEP 1: Inviting sessions
- Call for session proposal
- Session Submission
STEP 2: Initiating Review
- Session Review
- Session Selection & Feedback
STEP 3: Fixing Feedback
- Feedback Implementation
- Dry Run (only incase asked by Review Team) & Final Review
STEP 4: Program Finalisation
- Shortlisting & Announcement
- Acceptance and Final Presentation at Conference
Session Scoring Rubric includes following criteria
- Presentations Skills: 30%
- Speaking Experience & Past Feedback
- Presentation Ability & Style
- Engaging Audience & Effective Q&A Facilitation
- Relevance to theme and audience level
- Clear and measurable outcomes
- Quality of Presentation, Detailed Articulation and Examples
- Unique Value brought by the Session: 20%
- Innovative Ideas & Implemetable Concepts
- Value Delivered for Time Investment
- Deliver plan/format Structure: 20%
- Presentation Method & Approach
- Effective planning of time and activities
- Your submission should create enough intrigue for someone to say, "This is a must session for the conference !”
*This is a reference rubric and review team may include more suitable criteria time-to-time without any prior notice.
- This process description is designed to provide a guideline about various steps of LKIN review process. It sets the expectation in context of the conference. The final decision rests with the Review Team.
- A session selection is a relative assessment of submitted proposals to finalize the limited number of possible sessions in a conference. The only objective of the review process is to find best quality sessions for the conference. This review process does not assess, evaluate or endorse any individual’s candidature. It respects their views about any subject, idea or concept submitted.
- Participating in the process as a potential speaker means you are aware of this review process. You should be ready to accept the session feedback and mention & respect correct copyrights.
- Conference reviewer and organiser teams are independent community facilitators and do not represent any organisation as part of review process.
- Final presentation material must have copyright to Lean Kanban India. It must be shared with the organiser as per published timeline.
Review Process Detail (Step by Step)
Step 1: Inviting sessions
- Call for proposal announced by the organiser at leankanbanindia.com conference website to invite interested people to Speak at conference
- Session details are filled by interested speakers at the conference website Call for Proposal form and shared with
Step 2: Initiating Review
- Session details are assessed for the fitness by the Review Team identified for the specific theme. Selection is based on review criteria as mention at scoring rubric section.
- Submissions without complete information and enough details are not selected for review. In such cases, organiser team communicate speakers about not selecting the session for Review process. (Not Selected for Review).
- Basis the first review iteration, sessions are categorized in 3 major types;
- Recommended. Session is selected for conference program and speaker are informed about it. Organiser and reviewer team would work with speaker to finalise the presentations.
- Not Recommended. Session is not shortlisted and speakers are informed about it.
- Need More Information. Session that has potential are shortlisted in this category. Review Team require additional information to finalise the feedback for these sessions and Speakers are informed to provide more information by organising team.
Step 3: Fixing Feedback
- Organising Team facilitate feedback communication and Speaker take ownership to implementing the feedback to continue participating in review process.
- Speaker pair with organiser and reviewers to update & groom the session. They will try and converge to a point where the session proposal can either be confirmed or dropped within the shortest number of iterations.
- Organising team schedule upto 2-3 iterations of Conversation/Dry Run with Speakers and Reviewers to validate the recommended changes. It is mandatory that Speakers incorporate the changes and share the next version of presentation within a week, after the interaction between the Review Team and Speaker and/or receiving the feedback.
- Discussion between the Review Team and the Speaker should not be construed as confirmation of the submission for the conference.
Step 4: Program Finalisation
- Review team arrive at consensus to select the session for conferences and finalise the program
- Organising team communicate the speakers accordingly and announces the final program at conference website.
- Speaker submit final presentation with organising team prior to the conference date and conference is commenced as per plan.