Our Framework

What Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®) Does

BVMF® significantly, even dramatically, helps raise the success rate of projects that provide IT assistance ("digitisation") to business processes, success levels of such projects (the incremental value and ROI) and the level of ongoing value (productivity) arising from such business processes.

The Birth of Business Value Maximisation Framework (BVMF®)

Our unique framework was developed by director David Jacobs, originally in the 1980s and '90s, because industry as a whole was having trouble being confident that business computerisation was delivering any net benefit at all! It therefore concentrates on practical ways to generate maximum value from IT in a business or organisational context in a way that is powerfully effective. BVMF® provides easy to understand visual models and a set of associated techniques. There are many Unique Selling Points (USPs) to BVMF® - it works with any other method, approach or practice so you lose nothing, and crucially defines the essential ingredients of IT business value in a way that other methods do not. Arising in the first place from the first, second and third hand experience of one individual in its conception rather than being produced by a committee, BVMF® is highly focused, concentrated and consistent.


BVMF® centres around 50 integrated models that describe and define the main challenges to overcome at a macro level. The models also provide a solution and way forward starting to move from macro to micro solution mode. These models, ever increasing in number, are arranged into a logical sequence and outer wrapper of modules. Supporting the models there are around 500 techniques (things to think about and do) called Concepts, Principles, Guidelines and Techniques (CPGTs).


The BVMF® models are defined and made available to those trained and certified in BVMF® in PowerPoint. The Concepts, Principles, Guidelines and Techniques are documented in PowerPoint and Word and are also available to BVMSs (those trained and certified in BVMF®, known as Business Value Maximisation Specialists). BVMF® is ever expanding and improving. We train business analysts, project managers, product owners/managers, etc to become Business Value Maximisation Specialists (BVMSs) - a role industry has long found difficult to enact and a role that gives a whole different meaning to computer assisted business in respect of the net benefit (value) achievable.