We help business and IT professionals to maximise value for their organisations from
information technology using our unique Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®)

Conceived in the 1980s and born in the 1990s, BVMF® transcends waterfall, agile, wagile and most other business IT methods, approaches and practices. It defines the fundamental, underlying principles by which maximum value is gained from the use of Information Technology (IT) in a business or organisational context. It does not try to reinvent the wheel but corrects, focuses, completes and enhances the other methods, approaches and practices; so nothing is lost, everything is gained. After 30 years of development BVMF® is extensive, comprehensive and powerful.

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July 2022: David Jacobs, author of Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®), will be presenting 'IT Value Maximisation: The Journey And The Elephant' on September 15th 2022 for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) UK (Scotland branch)"

June 2022: A senior business analyst we've trained and certified in our Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF)® said "BVMF is an extreme version of common sense; I wish I had known about it years ago"

May 2022: We are pleased to welcome Philippa Randall-Nason to MaxVal Consultancy whose role spans executive support, research and development and roll-out of Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®) - we are noticing a hugely positive effect

April 2022: We added a page to this web site to describe our uniquely powerful Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®) - take a look at the new Our Framework page for more information

March 2022: MaxVal Analysis changed its name to MaxVal Consultancy Limited. This is to better reflect the range of business value related services we offer. Although we love accuracy, reality and truth we don't mind splitting infinitives when business value is at stake!

February 2022: Training and certifications in Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®) are now available for individuals along with licences for organisations. We are also mentoring and coaching business IT professionals to get maximum value from their roles and careers, for themselves, their teams, their organisations and their organisation's clients. For more information contact MaxVal Consultancy

January 2022: David Jacobs upgraded our value based business system boundary models to help organisations align and optimise real world business processes with less arbitrary/constraining system boundaries. The models upgraded include Business Activity Pattern (BAP) Space, Non Contiguous Overlay and Representivity Guidelines

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 Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®). To book a free of charge personalised overview of the key models and techniques contact MaxVal Consultancy

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 visual, value based career value optimisation technique for business IT professionals called The Archery Target - for more information contact MaxVal Consultancy

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 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's Heads of 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 (BVMF®) and related services

2015: Hazel I Longworth, PA and business value archivist, appointed Head of Archive and Library Services (ALS) for Maximum Value [now MaxVal Consultancy] Ltd and Do IT Better Consortium (DIBC) Ltd. Hazel's eye for detail and enthusiasm has impressed us immensely; we look forward to seeing the new business value archive she is creating

2015: Jean Cohen, content and promotion manager, appointed Head of Media, Marketing and Public Relations for Maximum Value [now MaxVal Consultancy] Ltd and Do IT Better Consortium (DIBC) Ltd. Jean brings an American directness to her new role at "MaxVal" and DIBC - we much look forward to working with her

2015: David Jacobs published his comments on the latest BCS survey results

2015: Andy Doran-Smith joined Maximum Value [now MaxVal Consultancy] Ltd as Program Value Manager

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

2014: David Jacobs founded Do IT Better Consortium (DIBC), 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 entered talks with Royal Bank of Scotland on his Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®) and related IT 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 positive, eye brow raising 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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