We help business and IT professionals to maximise value for their organisations
from information technology using our unique models and techniques

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June 2021: David Jacobs presented his technique "The Croydon Facelift - for concise, effective narrative and analysis, to optimise sequential/contiguous and less sequential/contiguous approaches" during Adrian Reed's IIBA sponsored Business Analysis Open Mic night

May 2021: David Jacobs produced the 'next generation' of our Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™. To book a free of charge personalised overview of the key models and techniques contact MaxVal Analysis

April 2021: David Jacobs presented his treatise "When is Something Something Else?" during Adrian Reed's IIBA sponsored Business Analysis Open Mic night. David explored the concept of identity and the value of identifying similarities and differences between artefacts in IT practice

February 2021: David Jacobs developed a new value based career optimisation technique for business IT professionals called The Archery Target - for more information contact MaxVal Analysis

July 2020: David Jacobs presented a powerful webinar to members of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) UK entitled Practical, Pragmatic, Value Focused Business Analysis that briefly introduced his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™. An attendee said "Really good presentation at a time when value is topical for our team. Interesting way of defining this and given us food for thought." For more information click here

2019: Maximum Value Ltd changed its name to MaxVal Analysis. In this new capacity this website continues to support the development and propagation of skills and methods to mediate between business and IT for the maximisation of business and organisational value from IT through our collaborative mentoring services

2015: David Jacobs and Andy Doran-Smith presented an overview of Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ to Roehampton University Information Systems

2015: Click here to see our latest information leaflets for company directors and managers with an introduction to our Business Value Maximisation Framework and related services

2014: Click here to see our advertising campaign leaflet for business IT value seekers

2014: David Jacobs founded Do IT Better Consortium Business Value Maximisation Framework, a group of consultancies dedicated to radical improvement of services and methods for gaining business value from IT enabled process. Click here to see details

2012: David Jacobs invited to present an introduction to his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ to the Post Office's business analysis team

2012: Click here to see the editorial published in Surrey Business magazine on our powerful business value maximisation approach

2011: David Jacobs invited to present his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ to members of the Association of Project Management (APM). Click here to see a summary

2009: David Jacobs presented an introduction to Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ to the National Computing Centre (NCC)'s senior users committee

2008: David Jacobs enters talks with Royal Bank of Scotland on his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ and related effectiveness and efficiency measures

2004: David Jacobs presented an introduction to Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ at the University of Westminster's business school

2002 & 2003: David Jacobs presented his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ at the first and second UK International Performance Management Symposium

2001: David Jacobs presented his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ to members of the the British Computer Society's Project Management Group

2001: David Jacobs contributed to book Failsafe IS Project Delivery by Andrew Holmes, published by Gower, reprinted 2017/2018

2000: David Jacobs presented his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)™ at the first BCS Business-IT Bridging Group Conference

1999: David Jacobs engaged by Unicom Seminars to present on IT Business Value Maximisation and became a leading member of the newly formed BCS Business-IT Bridging Group

1996: David Jacobs' article 'A New Breed of Friendship (for Business and IT)' caused a stir at the FT IT Review

1996: David Jacobs' letter 'Not Ignoring Is Not Enough' on the effects of the IT industry's lack of pro-active focus on business process related value published in Computing magazine

1995: David Jacobs' article 'The Safest Way to Effective IT' published in Corporate IT Strategy

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