Insurance Backed Alliancing under the IPI Model

Our thanks goes to Kevin Thomas, Managing Director of IPInitiatives Limited for his presentation to members of acumen7 in the October monthly meeting.

IP Inititatives’ goal is to change the construction industry by implementing a new procurement and delivery model.

Kevin gave us a great talk on what sets apart IP Inititative’s model from the traditional insurance models and current methods of construction delivery. 

Questions came thick and fast from the members of acumen7 to Kevin and he fielded them with expertise, sparking passionate discussions.

For more information on the great work IP Inititives are doing to change the construction industry check their website: https://www.ipinitiatives.co.uk/ 

Measuring the sustainability of project outcomes

acumen7 member Warren Beardall shared the background to the PhD he is about to start at Leeds University during which he will explore whether sustainability can sit as a central project objective and benefit from united influence of project actors through the appropriate choices of project control. Approaching a PhD mid-way through his career, Warren is well placed to undertake this research, as he has 25 years of industry experience within the PFI sample space, a career focused on project risk and control, a recent MSc distinction in Project Management and is currently embarking on a second MSc in Psychology.

To see more from Warren, visit: Warren Beardall – projects | within projects (projectswithinprojects.blog)

 

An update on Opiner

acumen7 were delighted to welcome back Steve Molesworth of Opiner, who gave an update on developments over the last two years. Opiner is a novel video insight platform, that puts people front and centre in creative endeavours. It challenges the status quo and inspires others to think big by seeing things through other’s eyes. Opiner offers engagement with bespoke communities for every project and can evidence a strategy for continuous learning.

For more information on Opiner, visit: https://opiner.app/

 

Cormis Partners’ business overview

acumen7 member Florian de Cormis gave an overview of Cormis Partners, a London-based independent recruitment company, specialising in international executive search on behalf of the Energy, Infrastructure, and Industrial and Manufacturing sectors. Along with their executive search offering, Cormis Partners also offers market mapping, and interim management and contract recruitment services to boards, SMTs and investors for companies going through transformation and growth. Florian sought feedback from the members and guests on future challenges for the recruitment industry.

For more information on Cormis Partners, visit: https://www.cormispartners.com/

 

Moving from the Productivity Puzzle to the Productivity Conversation

Long-standing acumen7 member Peter Dixon was February’s second presenter. Peter explained that a ‘productivity puzzle’ has arisen from the way issues have been formulated for decades. The economists say productivity drives growth, whereas the strategists say growth drives productivity. Reformulating the issue opens up opportunities for valuable discussions and enables a productivity conversation to replace the productivity puzzle. Peter also illustrated why manufacturing really matters and how manufacturing sectors form the physical linkages between economies. The informative session included an overview of experience curves and how long term competitor performance is driven by comparative performance relative to economy averages. 

 

Reinventing yourself, your leadership style and the leadership agenda

Following on from its first successful Seminar on The Future of Work in July 2019, acumen7’s second seminar in September 2021 featured five presenters. The first was Alan Watkins, CEO of Complete – a data-driven leadership development consultancy. Alan is also an author and global thought leader on human performance, complexity and well-being. He spoke about how to reinvent yourself, your leadership style and the leadership agenda. With the accelerating pace of change, this allows you to go further, faster. Alan also demonstrated how organisational network analysis can reveal profound insights into how companies function.

For more information, visit: www.complete-coherence.com