Krishnamurthy Kothandaraman (K.K. Raman)

Krishnamurthy Kothandaraman (K.K. Raman)

Partner, Management Consulting

KPMG in India

K.K. Raman is the Head of Business Excellence practice at KPMG in India, where he oversees strategic quality advisory services encompassing model-based, six sigma, testing and process improvement services. He is a part of the core technology sector team for the firm. As a business leader, K.K. has guided and directed over 200 advisory engagements, covering areas such as quality governance, process and performance improvements, IT projects evaluation, organisational performance/human capital reviews, and assessments for KPMG member firms, both in India and overseas. Internationally, K.K. has also conducted a high number of process maturity assessments for several organisations.

Areas of expertise

Process improvement, quality management, IT strategy, business excellence, IT sourcing advisory and evaluation, process performance, and model deployment effectiveness.

Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor in Engineering, Electronics and Telecom, Regional Engineering College (now known as National Institute of Technology), Trichy

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

  • Trained on Malcolm Baldrige Business Excellence Model

  • Trained on General Management and IT Strategy/Audit at the IAS and National Audit Academies and Information Security (IS) Governance at KPMG in Australia.

  • SEI-certified Higher Maturity Lead Appraiser CMMI

  • SEI-authorised Higher Maturity Lead Appraiser PCMM

  • Authorised on Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) higher maturity assessments by Software Engineering Institute (SEI ID: 0100079-00), Carnegie Mellon University

  • ISO Lead Assessor, course conducted by CII/Cranfield University, U.K.

Professional associations
  • Life member of Institute of Public Auditors, India

  • Member of European Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG) review panels

  • Former executive member of Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN)

  • Served on review panels and pilot initiatives for new models and frameworks from Carnegie Mellon and other institutions

  • Active on NASSCOM, CII panels and conferences in the field.

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