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Kerry Raminiak

Kerry Doyle Raminiak writes and manages the development of thought leadership materials within the purview of project-based business operations and corporate financial long-range planning. Before joining Planview, Kerry owned and operated a marketing communications firm that specialized in developing messaging for software, web-based applications, and other technology niches. Kerry has a BS in Communications from Towson University Maryland, and an MA from Pepperdine University.

Four Picks on the Biggest Trend in Professional Services for 2014

As it has been for the past several years, the concern over the state of professional services organizations has not been about if they are going to grow; but rather how. Since 2010, the state of the industry has seen double digit growth in personnel and revenues despite economic and political uncertainty.¹ Of the primary...

2 Cures for FP&A That Have Succumbed To “Big F, Little P, and No A”

In most companies, the financial component of FP&A has clearly-defined processes and roles. Although the process varies from company to company, each will have regular and repeatable processes by which to accommodate tasks, responsibilities, and deliverables. But what about the other attributes of “FP&A”? Has your organization established a repeatable process and expectation for using...

The Remarkable Reason Complacency for Spreadsheets May Reach Critical Mass

How One Cell Discredited the Way the World Measures the Ratio of Debt-to-GDP and What That Should Mean for Using Spreadsheets for Finance At every FP&A conference I have ever attended, the subject of spreadsheets comes up and those with a great argument for keeping them receive, what I perceive to be, the loudest applause. Usually...

Four Questions on the State of Technology for Professional Services

According to recent research, the professional services industry is growing aggressively and seeing very specific growing pains in talent attrition, project profitability, and resource management. In trying to encapsulate what organizations can do to alleviate these issues, we asked subject-matter expert, Steve Beaumont four questions on the state of technology for professional services to help...

The Annual Budgeting Process: Insanity is Expecting Different Results from Spreadsheets

Albert Einstein has been credited in saying, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you are charged with some element of the annual budgeting process for your organization, such as capital planning, strategic planning, budgeting, and annual allocations, among others; chances are you’ve been inundated with spreadsheets, tab delimited...