Postgraduate students from the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (SCES) took part in their own internal Enginuity Competition as part of their module Strategic and General Management in Construction
There were 10 teams competing over 12 rounds, or three simulated years, between October 2019 and February 2020.
The final league table
The story, period by period
|THE FINAL RESULT: "Veni, vidi, vici!"|
"I Came, I Saw, I Conquered". Way back in history, Julius Caesar's sent those famous words in a message back to the Roman Senate in recognition of an overwhelming victory. And so it was for "UNITED" who extended their lead at the top of the table in the final round to well over 130 points to deservedly become the University of Portsmouth Enginuity 2019 Champions with an impressive finishing score of 2,020 pts, and their success owed much to them demonstrating one of the guiding principles in running a successful business, consistency, as they had led for the majority of rounds.
Behind the Champions there was no change in the leading positions in the final rounds as the "A-Team" held onto the Runners Up spot despite a 2% decline, but the "Advocates" finished only 3 points further back in 3rd, with "SMC-1920" and the "Portsmouth Multidisciplinary Group" in 4th and 5th respectively also well in contention, and amazingly less than 40 points separated the 4 teams from 2nd to 5th. Further down the table the best performance in the final round came from "XXXXX", whose 9% growth saw them pull well clear of the teams below them.
In the final analysis every team finished with stronger, more sustainable companies than when they took over in period 5, a testament to the skill and application shown by the management teams in what was a roller coaster of a journey through 3 simulated years of management.