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Ruggles^2 Recognized at SHU-NJSBDC Ribbon-Cutting

(South Orange, NJ - October 27, 2017) - Ruggles^2, led by CEO, Vivi Ruggles, and COO, Bill Ruggles, was recognized for the value the firm has added to the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) Network over the past 3 years as its Strategic and Business Process Improvement Consultants.  Ruggles^2 has provided organizational performance improvement support to the NJSBDC Network during that time including successfully guiding it through its periodic ASBDC Re-Accreditation Process based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework in 2015. This recognition came during the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the announcement of the NJSBDC's new partnership with the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University in South Orange.  The agreement allows Seton Hall University’s Business School to become a formal “affiliate” site or "satellite" for the...

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Ruggles Marks 30th Anniversary - Celebrates By Helping Others Prepare for Certification

(Newark, NJ - October 24, 2017) - What did Bill Ruggles do to celebrate his 30th Anniversary as Project Management Professional (PMP) #133 on Saturday, October 21st? He taught Session #3 of a 9-session course at Essex County College for 6 aspiring practitioners preparing to take the PMP and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) Certification Exams before the changeover in content next March! 😃🤓😋 "I've been delivering Project Management workshops and college courses regularly over the past 30 years, including several offerings of BUSN 726 on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at the West Caldwell Campus of Essex County College since 2014.  But this is the 1st time I've been asked to deliver a Saturday offering at the Main Campus in Newark." Ruggles said. 😇😀😁 "After...

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Celebrating 30 Years of PMP Certification: William S. Ruggles, PMP #133

(Newtown Square, PA, USA - October 21, 2017)  Today, one of the pioneers in project management professionalism -- William S. ("Bill") Ruggles -- marks the 30th Anniversary of having received his Official Letter of Notification from Dr. Lewis R. Ireland, Ph.D., PMI's then-Chair of the Test Maintenance Committee for the PMP Certification Program.  That letter, dated October 21, 1987, states in part: "Congratulations, you have successfully demonstrated the knowledge required for certification by passing all six parts of the examination.  The Executive Director of PMI will soon provide you with a certificate that attests to the fact that you are a Certified Project Management Professional." Two weeks later, that PMP Certificate arrived in the mail with the number "133" on it. Bill...

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Patriots Prevail Over Jets - Fan Admits 48-Hour Contract Was a Fantasy

(East Rutherford, NJ - October 15, 2017)  The New England Patriots beat the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands 24-17 this afternoon.  But they did so without the on-field assistance of long-time, die-hard fan, Bill Ruggles, who allegedly signed a 48-hour contract to play back-up in an effort to shore-up the offensive line which had been having difficulty keeping opponents' defenses off of their quarterback, Tom Brady.  Ruggles admitted after the Patriots victory that the Press Release was just a case of "fun fake online news".  According to the 65-year old Ruggles, "Like most 'fake news' spread via the internet, there were several factors that WERE true. For example,  I DO live in Northern NJ, not far from MetLife Stadium...

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Ruggles' 48-Hour Contract Approved - Patriots Use Little Known Loop-Hole to Sign Him

(Foxborough, MA - October 13, 2017) The New England Patriots announced the signing of Bill Ruggles, a 6'1", 285-pounder to a 48-hour contract to help them face the surprising NY Jets this Sunday at a hastily-called Press Conference at Patriot Plaza early this morning.  Head Coach Bill Belichick explained that this rare step was taken in an effort to shore-up its porous offensive line that has allowed Tom Brady to be hit 32 times and sacked 16 times in its first 5 games!  In fact, TB12, as he has come to be known, is currently listed as "Questionable" on the Patriots Injury Report due to a sprain of the AC Joint in his left (non-throwing) shoulder and only practiced on Thursday for...

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