Lean Kanban India 2015 Call for Proposals

Lean Kanban India is seeking proposals for sessions and workshops to build the best program yet. Some speakers will also be invited.


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About LKIN15

Lean Kanban India is for managers, team leads, consultants and executives who want to more reliably deliver the products and services their customers demand. We share experience reports and techniques on how to achieve improved business agility through faster, more predictable and more flexible service delivery.

The Lean Kanban conferences, as the name suggests, focus on promoting Lean Kanban principles. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the practitioners to meet and share experiences and cutting-edge development in the field. To accommodate practitioners with different levels of maturity in the domain, LKIN15 will have 3 broad themes –

Foundation Kanban

This theme would be for those who have not yet started using The Kanban Method or have just started. This theme would focus on understanding how to analyse and improve software development using The Kanban Method. Sessions in this theme will focus on how to improve delivery using Lean and Agile techniques. They will highlight implementation of flow and pull based systems or implementation of feedback systems with continuous improvement. Submission should focus on their own case studies related to their Kanban adoption, the challenges they faced and how they addressed them.

Scaling Lean and Kanban

The theme would be for those who have been using The Kanban Method but are finding it difficult to go beyond just the Kanban Board or scale beyond small team/larger or larger enterprise-wide implementation. Sessions in this theme should focus on the challenges you faced and how The Kanban Method helped you deepen your Lean implementation by helping you discover your challenges and address them. Any specific objective measurements that were used to quantify benefits from the implementation of The Kanban Method will be big plus.

DevOps and Continuous Delivery

This theme would be for those who want to implement DevOps/Continuous Delivery within their teams. The Kanban Method is a very effective approach towards this objective. Submissions under this theme should help in understanding how The Kanban Method helps in achieving this objective or the challenges that were encountered in reaching to this objective. Any engineering techniques that were used to complement the The Kanban Method in reaching the objective of Continuous Delivery could also be explained in these theme.

Please submit your proposals under one (or more) of the above mentioned themes.

What we’re looking for –

We look both for insight and pragmatic application. Attendees want to learn about the context, starting point, the goals, the approach taken to achieve the goals, how well they were met, surprises and key takeaways with time in the session for questions and answers. We suggest that session proposers allow 10 to 15 minutes for questions and answers.

The kind of sessions you can give –


  • Traditional presentations given during the conference
  • Each slot is 45 minutes – feel free to propose a 90 minute session – we like details!


  • We aim for workshops that will advance knowledge of Kanban, advance this community, and shape the future
  • 90-120 minutes long, for up to 30 people
  • You should strive to ensure that the workshop can appeal to this community at any level

This year we have a very limited number of workshops available (2 slots). You may apply to deliver both a talk and a workshop, but they should not repeat the same topic. Practical, ‘how-to…’ workshop topics are preferred.

Note: As workshops are in an interactive classroom-like setting, they require much more preparation and space is limited. Each workshop room holds about 30 people.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are a good way to share (anything!) in a short, informative and fun way. These sessions are 5 – 10 minutes each. Paid attendees are eligible to deliver Lightning Talks but they still have to submit the topics.

Open Spaces

Whether you’re an expert wanting to solicit feedback on something or coming with a specific learning need, open spaces are your opportunity to propose and run a session on the day. You do not need to submit an Open Space topic in advance.

To give you an idea of what our conferences generally comprise of, please take a look at what happened this year at LKNA15 and will happen at LKCE15 If you think you have a topic but aren’t sure how to propose it, contact our program committee and we’ll work with you. We’d love to help you come up with a great proposal.

Submission and Review Process –

  • Submit your proposal on our conference proposal submission system
  • All proposals will be public
  • Registered users of the submission systems are free to comment on your proposal; do ensure you respond to questions if any
  • The decision to accept a proposal depends on the review team
  • Following general guidelines (proposals should strive to be original, different, informative, should cater to the community’s demand; among other things) will help. ‘Practical’ gets marks over plain theory.
  • While not necessary, it would help the review team if you could share slides, videos or any relevant material from your previous talk(s). First timers are welcome! Please check the section on ‘Who should submit a proposal?’ below.
  • Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis – the review begins as soon as we receive the proposal and will be accepted as soon as the review team decides that it qualifies. Applying early ensures you have the best possible chance.

Who should submit a proposal?

Anyone with practical application of Lean Kanban is a candidate for a great topic at this conference. We try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do that with your help. The Kanban community is stronger than ever and we’re still reaching new areas, new industries, and new users (one of our themes is just that). Be a part of growing Kanban by helping us change the future and share your experience.

You don’t need to be a well travelled professional speaker to get on stage at Lean Kanban India. We welcome first timers and will work with you to make you feel at home. We also engage our experienced speakers to work with less experienced speakers to share their wisdom and help put together the best delivery possible.


Last date for submissions : October 31st, 2015

As mentioned above, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis – apply early to ensure we get to hear you speak at LKIN15!


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