Competing teams
Review of the Competition (PDF)  (SLIDESHOW)
The league table at the end of the Preliminary Rounds
The story, period by period
Spotlight on the Sponsors
The mechanics of the later years
The final league table
The story of the final
The position period by period
Team information and assessment
Comparative assessment of all the finalists

THE FINAL RESULT:  "Parsons rejoice as 'Itís Nothing Parsonal' are crowned Champions!"

There is an old saying that timing is everything, and "Itís Nothing Parsonal" (Parsons, United States) demonstrated this to perfection in the final round to leapfrog "The Tower of Babble" (Jacobs, UK) to be crowned as the Enginuity 2021 Champions with a finishing score of 2,962 pts, and a 54 point margin of victory, and in doing so they ensured that Parsons regained the title they last won in 2019, and a team from the United States has now been victorious in the last 5 years. The team from New Jersey has been runners up in the previous two years, but their experiences of the past proved decisive with consistent growth figures of 8%, 7% and 7% in the last 3 rounds, and winning some key contracts along the way with some outstanding client relationships forged throughout the Competition. Congratulations to Tim and the team on finally become the Champions.

Commiserations go the valient "The Tower of Babble" (Jacobs, UK), who has led going into the final, and until period 16, but they could not quite get over the line, although it is the highest placed finish for a Jacobs team in the Competition history, and they were also the leading UK team. "Diligent Disruption" (Stantec, United States) remained firmly in 3rd place, with the 2 WSP USA teams, the "The Trusty Wrench" (WSP USA, United States) and "Choobie Dirt Beans" (WSP USA, United States) locked together in 4th and 5th, and just falling short of keeping the trophy at WSP USA. All the way down the final table the teams should be proud of their performance, finishing in the top 12 of another large international field of 160+ starters, a superb effort, and they would all be a sound long term investment if it was the real world.

The journey has certainly been a long one for the finalists, involving three and half simulated years of management through the early and later years, both in the UK and globally. The global nature of the challenge opened up numerous strategies that could have been adopted, and the teams will look back at their own, and whether they would have done things differently if they could start all over again. In the end there can only be one winner, but they have all demonstrated that they have developed exceptional management skills, combined with effective team dynamics, both essential drivers to success.