PORT 2020D

Distance Learning 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 8 teams (4 human and 4 virtual) competing over 7 rounds, or nearly two simulated years, between October 2020 and January 2021.

Competition Details
The final league table
The story, period by period
Comparative assessment of all teams

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 the "RCX Group", who extended their lead at the top of the table in the final round to nearly 400 points, with 13% growth, to deservedly become the University of Portsmouth (Distance Learning) Enginuity 2020 Champions with an impressive finishing score of 1,839 pts, and their success owed much to them demonstrating one of the guiding principles in running a successful business, consistency, as they had led the Competition since period 8.

Behind the Champions, it was a lot tighter, with "Four Port" holding onto the Runners Up spot, despite being pushed hard by "Portsea Building", with "Southsea Power Enterprises" only 3 points further back in 4th. There was just 160 points separating all the teams apart from the Champions, showing how closely matched the teams were.

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 nearly 2 simulated years of management.