Why Reviewers and Stage Producers should Submit Proposals?

At the previous Agile Alliance conferences, the conference chair and program chairs were barred from submitting any sessions. If the reviewers or stage producers submitted a proposal, there was a special protocol to review such sessions. 

However at the Agile India 2012 conference, we feel that everyone should be treated the same way. Hence everyone should be eligible to submit a proposal. If they go through the normal review process, they would get a sense of how the overall review process is working. 

Our hope is that by being on the receiving side of the review system, everyone will be more empathetic and inclusive. And in the process, improve the review system. 

Rationale: Eat your own dog food.

People can certainly misuse this process. However our philosphy is that we don’t like to punish the majority for the minority (people who want to game the system.)

Transparency, openess and trust goes a long way.

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Naresh Jain is an internationally recognized Technology & Product Development Expert. Over the last decade, he has helped streamline the product development practices at many Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, HP, Siemens Medical, GE Energy, Schlumberger, EMC, CA Technologies, to name a few clients. These days, he is more focused on engineering excellence and product innovation. In a nutshell, hire him as a consultant/mentor, if your entire organization wants to move beyond the Agile and Lean mindset. Naresh is leading two tech-startups, which build tablet-based adaptive educational apps for kids, conference management software and social-media search tool. His startups are trying to figure out the secret sauce for blending gamification and social learning using the latest gadgets. Naresh founded the Agile Software community of India, a registered non-profit society to evangelize Agile, Lean and other Light-weight Software Development methods in India. Naresh is responsible for conceptualizing, creating and organizing 50+ Software conferences worldwide.