Rahul Desai, PMP

What motivates me?

Seeing technology enable an enterprise motivates me. The most satisfying times in my career have been after discovering a technology (or new use for a technology), implementing and incorporating it into a strategy and/or a solution for the business, and seeing their world change.

Profile Summary

  • Weathered, high-energy, self-motivated Information Technology Services professional with over 26+ years of 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
  • PROSCI certified Change Practitioner
  • Microsoft Certified Technology specialist with Dynamics, SharePoint, WSS, SQL Server technologies
  • 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, IT Advisor, Solution Architect, Cloud readiness consultant, Product / Application Development Manager, Project Manager and more…over 26+ years
  • Proven ability to contribute at any phase of a project with demonstrated Project/Engagement management capabilities, Technical 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:

  • IT Advisory / Solution Architecture / Enterprise Architecture covering – Ideation (Scope and approach, Envisioning), Value Discovery (Readiness Assessment, Prototyping, Value planning and management etc.), Options and recommendations (Value Roadmaps, Portfolio Optimization, Adoption and Change management etc.)
  • Enabling Microsoft Center of Excellence (CoE) to provide Microsoft 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
  • Technology delivery for a variety of Technologies (including, but not limited to Microsoft Technologies) – Cloud solutions (Microsoft Cloud and Azure), Business Solutions (Microsoft Dynamics range of products), Productivity Solutions (SharePoint, Power BI, Office 365…), Data Insights (SQL Server, Power BI…) and Project Management
  • ERP / CRM / Commercial Application(s) Implementation and Integration
  • Business Process analysis and requirements management
  • Extract Transform Load / Data warehousing / Business Intelligence
  • Content management applications covering Intranet, Extranet and Internet
  • Sort out technology needs, define strategy and roadmap, and then execute it through IT team(s)
  • 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

 

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