Nasir’s current role sees him as a Programme Manager at Rochdale council leading an ambitious programme of work aimed at transforming the way in which residents access council services. 
Nasir Akram

His entry into industry started after being taught the famous ‘soft systems methodology’ (SSM) from the man Peter Checkland himself. Nasir then experimented with the application of  SSM throughout his career spanning many well-known multi-nationals covering both Private and Public Sectors including industries such as Petro-chemical, Banking, Telecommunications & Local Government with a high degree of success. 

Nasir’s real passion has been mentoring students and fellow colleagues on the consultancy journey through providing insights into a whole host of problem areas and ways to overcome them through practical case studies. This pursuit has been given further credence by  acting a member on the board for the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) & various other industry forums and centres of excellence mainly within Business Analysis. Through these endeavours he has identified significant gaps in the discipline leading to differing standards of Business Analysis application in the real world which is damaging for the field, clients and demoralising for BAs. He has sought to close this gap and reduce the negative publicity associated with the latter by creating a unique model for learning. Often candidates have all the academic credentials and courses on the CV but have little confidence to practically apply the skills. The exposure to many scenarios, experts and problems has allowed Nasir an opportunity to create a new model for learning that he has used in an informal way to prepare for mentoring activities with relative success.

When not doing all things Business Analysis, Nasir has a passion for many sports including Cricket, Squash, Football and Boxing. He has 3 children who are budding academics and a source of fresh ideas through their never ending questions (what, why, how, when). He is a coach for an Under 9s cricket team in his local area