Rahul Desai, PMP

What motivates me?

Seeing a technology enable an enterprise motivates me. The most satisfying times in my career has been around identifying and understanding the business goals and needs, converting and incorporating it into a strategy and/or a solution for the business, and seeing their world change.

What do I do?

As a trusted Digital Advisor, I deliver advisory services covering – Ideation (Visioning, Strategy, Scope and approach), Value Discovery (Readiness Assessment, Prototyping, Value planning and management etc.), Options and recommendations (Value Roadmaps, Technology Roadmaps, Portfolio Optimisation, Adoption and Change management etc.).

How do I prefer doing it?

The approach I prefer to use is – engage with the Stakeholder / Executive leadership team, understand the Business goals, results/outcomes expectations, form a strategy to meet the expectations, convert the strategy into Digital transformation journey and achieve the results / outcomes through a delivery team.

Profile Summary

• High-energy, self-motivated Information Technology Services professional with experience spanning IT Advisory Services, Delivering Enterprise Strategies and Roadmaps, Delivering and implementing solutions with state-of-the-art technology in support of enterprise goals

PMI Certified Project management Professional (PMP) since 2008, actively involved as a SME for reviewing PMI congress content

ITIL Certified professional – ITIL Foundation in IT Services Management

Certified PROSCI Change Practitioner

Microsoft Certified Technology specialist with Dynamics, SharePoint, WSS, SQL Server technologies

Microsoft Certified Associate:  Power Platform Functional Consultant

• Experienced at working in State and Federal Govt., Telco’s, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retailing, Wholesaling, Not-for-Profit, Charities, Architectural, Wool industry, IT services, Accountancy, Infrastructure related organizations and projects

• Successfully advanced my career through a variety of roles including Enterprise Strategist, Digital Advisor, Solution Architect, Cloud Architect, Product / Application Development Manager, Project Manager and more…over 33+ years

• Proven ability to contribute at any phase of a project with demonstrated Project/Engagement management capabilitiestechnical delivery expertise, business process proficiency, analytical capabilities and effective communication skills across all levels

I specialize around:

Projects / Engagements that need someone to come in and provide strategic direction / implementation / execution – related to IT services, especially covering and related to the following:

  • Digital Advisory / Enterprise Architecture / Solution Architecture covering – Ideation (Visioning, Strategy, Scope and approach), Value Discovery (Readiness Assessment, Prototyping, Value planning and management etc.), Options and recommendations (Value Roadmaps, Portfolio Optimisation, Adoption and Change management etc.)
  • Enabling Center of Excellence (CoE) to provide Platform knowledge, assets and guidance to business users, analysts and development teams to accelerate adoption of Microsoft platform solutions, through development of technical assets and intellectual property
  • Cross Domain Technology Delivery (Pre-Sales, On boarding, Migrations, Transformations, Operations) for a variety of Technologies (including, but not limited to Microsoft Technologies) – Cloud solutions, Business Solutions (Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics range of products), Productivity & Collaboration Solutions (Microsoft 365, Office 365, SharePoint, Power BI…), Data Platform (Azure Data platform, SQL Server, Power BI…) and Program / Project Management
  • ERP / Business Application(s) Implementation and Integration
  • Business Process analysis and requirements management
  • Consulting skills covering (and not limited to) Client / Vendor management, Pre-sales management, Business Development, Presentations, Proposals (including variety of tenders), Outsourcing and stakeholder management.

I have successfully delivered advisory services, strategies and IT services around:

  • Cloud, On-premises and Hybrid solutions
  • Business applications and solutions
  • Productivity and collaboration solutions
  • Data insight solutions
  • Enterprise Mobility solutions
  • Modernising and Transforming Workplaces
  • Program and project management (PMP)
  • IT Service management (ITIL)
  • Change Management (PROSCI)
  • …and more.


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