Areas Of Expertise:
- Product/Program/Project Management
- Agile & Waterfall Methodology
- Digital Transformation
- Leading SAFe® 4.6 Certification
- Scrum Master Certification – PSM® and CSM®
- Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO®) Certification
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
About Rahul Kaushal
Rahul is highly qualified and experienced professional with more than 15 years of experience across the financial services industry as a Banker, Market Researcher, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Functional consultant, and Project manager. He is capable of managing projects and programs, identifying opportunities, analyzing complex situations, and developing innovative business solutions to optimize outcomes and maximize efficiencies. He has demonstrated sound decision-making abilities, excellent organizational and analytical skills reinforced by a dedication to continuous improvement.
Rahul is collaborative and hardworking professional determined to consistently deliver high-quality services and utilize strengths and skill set in order to contribute to the growth of the organization.
What Rahul brings
- Strong product/project/program management skills and experience with solid track record of delivering projects and programs through complete life cycle.
- Exceptional leader, able to provide clear direction for the team and motivated to constantly drive efficiencies to a high standard.
- Well-developed business acumen and commercial awareness; highly capable of building organizational capability and responsiveness.
- AMP Bank
- Westpac Group
- American Express
As Project Manager at AMP Bank, Rahul successfully delivered a Cloud migration project within budget and schedule. He was accountable for Scope, Schedule, Financials, Technical Deliverables, and Organizational Change Management. He was managing team of 5 with overall program team of up to 25 people. Project size was in the range of $ 20 Million.
As NPP Delivery Lead at Westpac group, Rahul was responsible for delivery on New Payments Platform (Backbone for Immediate payments in Westpac Group). In this assignment, Rahul led workshops to envision solutions with solution designers and conclude development scope. He further led the same to final delivery with peak team size of 40 people. He constantly engaged with senior leadership and business partners to formulate and envision project roadmap. In this process, he was responsible to manage impact analysis and risk mitigation plans; also engage with the bank’s leadership team for the approval of risk mitigating solutions.
As IT Project Manager, Financial Crime at Westpac Group, Rahul successfully delivered small to mid-size compliance projects. He was accountable for Scope, Schedule, Financials, Technical Deliverables, Intellectual Property and Organizational Change Management. He was managing a team of 6 people with an overall program team of up to 100 people & project size ranging $500K to $10M.
As Business Project Manager at American Express, Rahul was responsible for all Loyalty & tech changes for New Product Launches in Asia. His primary responsivity was to create technology/service back bone ready i.e., technical changes in existing application, changes in Service support team, co-ordinate with plastics, finance teams to make sure everything is successfully tested well before product launch. He was managing overall team size of up to 50 people and size was ranging between $300K to $500K.
As Scrum Master at American Express, Rahul was responsible for Tech delivery in Virtual payments space within American Express. He was accountable to ensure, scrum ceremonies including daily scrum call, sprint planning and retrospective & grooming meetings are held with right intention. Rahul coordinated with all external teams to sort out dependencies and served as a pseudo product owner for impacted test & development teams. Rahul led structured walkthroughs with business partners to discuss change management, improve software development process and foster a continuous improvement culture.
As IT Project Manager at American Express, Rahul developed loyalty & digital solutions to problem statements in conjunction with technical and functional stakeholders, he arranged regular workshops with the senior leadership team and business partners to mitigate risks in the early phase of the project and to identify other project needs. He developed and executed project charter and project execution plans as well as project implementation management and post implementation activities. Additionally, Rahul handled project conflicts and priority requirements, in consultation with the business owner, to resolve conflicts and other possible concerns in a timely manner.