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David Jacobs

David JacobsDavid P Jacobs has over a number of years, by working in many different business and IT environments, developed in-depth skills and structures for significantly improving levels of success and business value obtained from IT. This has led to the development of the pragmatic framework now used by MaxVal Consultancy Ltd to help business and IT professionals and their companies improve their success rates and levels of value and benefits; this is called Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®). Working with a number of other like minded professionals, David has also been responsible for establishing Do IT Better Consortium (DIBC) whose member supplier companies have been involved in the collaborative roll-out of BVMF®. For their excellent input into these initiatives we are especially grateful to MaxVal team members Andy Doran-Smith (programme value), Jean Cohen (PR and marketing), Hazel Longworth (IT value research and archiving) and Philippa (Pip) Randall-Nason (client support management).

David's Qualifications

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David's profile


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

To view an editorial written by Company Digest magazine on the Profit from Information Ltd (now MaxVal Consultancy) service please click here

Articles by David

Maximising Value from Customer Facing Systems, Conspectus/Evaluation Centre, April 2008
Maximising Customer Facing Value

Reality Bytes (realities of value from enterprise software), Consultants’ Advisory, October 2000
Reality Bytes

Getting Best Value from Enterprise Software, Conspectus magazine, February 2000
Getting Best Value

A New Breed of Friendship (for business and IT), drafted for Corporate TI Strategy and the FT IT Review, July 1996
A New Breed of Friendship

Not Ignoring Is Not Enough (letter on the value of pro-active, strident focus on business process), published in Computing magazine, June 1996
Not Ignoring Is Not Enough

The Safest Route to Effective IT (understanding the role of functionality and its appropriate documentation), published by Corporate IT Strategy, July 1995

Book Contributions and Reviews by David

Contributed to book Failsafe IS Project Delivery by Andrew Holmes, pub. Gower 2001, reprinted 2017/18. To read a preview at Google Books, click here here

Reviewed Troubled IT Projects (Prevention and Turnaround) by John M Smith, pub. The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 2001

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