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Project Management Certification Prep Courses at Essex CC

(West Caldwell and Newark, NJ - September 7, 2017) We are pleased to announce that our COO and Managing Partner, Bill Ruggles, who is also an Adjunct Professor, will be offering, NOT one but TWO more non-credit, continuing education courses (BUSN 726) for those interested in pursuing Project Management Certification at Essex County College this Fall: a 3-hour Evening offering on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the West Caldwell Campus and a 6-hour offering on Saturdays at the Newark Campus.    This will be the LAST time he will teach from the 5th Edition of the PMBOK Guide since the 6th Edition was released (along with the Agile Practice Guide) by PMI on September 6th. As such, both the PMP and CAPM Certification Exams will be changing in 2018...

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Ruggles Develops Workbook to Augment Practical Problem Solving for Lean Manufacturing Workshops

(Cambridge, NY July 27, 2017) - Our COO, Bill Ruggles, developed a 65-page Workbook to augment the two 4-hour workshops on "Intro to Practical Problem Solving & Continuous Improvement for Lean Manufacturing" he delivered back in late-April and early-May.  He did this in collaboration with the R.G. Freeman Group for SUNY Adirondack CC and the Morcon Supervisory Institute at Morcon Tissue, Inc. a paper manufacturer in Cambridge, NY. The Workbook contains 8 Sections with #1-7 including a Synopsis, Sample Templates, and a short Quiz for each of the following topics: Introduction to Lean for Manufacturing, Introduction to Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, and Practical Problem Solving, Introduction to Performing the 5S+1 Technique, Introduction to Identifying the 7 Deadly Wastes+1, Introduction to Root Cause Analysis, Introduction to Using the Fishbone Diagram, and Introduction to Using...

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Lean/Kaizen Leadership Certificate Course at Essex CC

(Newark, NJ - July 21, 2017) We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a NEW, non-credit, continuing education course for those interested in pursuing a Lean/Kaizen Leader Certificate at Essex County College at its Downtown Newark, NJ Campus. Our COO/Managing Partner, Bill Ruggles, will be the Professor for this course. This daytime workshop will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm starting on Saturday, October 7th and running 8 consecutive, 6-hour sessions through Saturday, December 2nd plus one 3-hour session on Saturday, December 9th for a total of 51 contact-hours.   Tuition The cost for this 51-hour course is just $663 plus a $35 Registration Fee (Payment Plan Available).  This comes to an amazingly-low $13.68/hour! Course Description Success for many careers depends on those who can lead positive change...

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Ruggles^2 COO Completes Service as MAAPE Level 3 Application "Monitor"

(Lancaster, PA - July 14, 2017)  Ruggles^2 Chief Operating Officer, Bill Ruggles, who is also a Baldrige National Examiner, completed his commitment to serve as a "Monitor" for the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE). He supported a Team of 8 Examiners on a Level 3 Application for one of the coveted 2017 MAAPE Regional Quality Awards that will be announced in November. The role of the "Monitor" provides coaching support to the Examiner Team Leader and acts as the representative of the MAAPE Executive Director. MAAPE (formerly known as "KAPE" Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence) is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation that helps all types of organizations improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction. While MAAPE's...

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Ruggles^2 Strengthens 8-Year Partnership with R.G. Freeman Group

(Sharon, MA - May 19, 2017) - Ruggles^2 CEO, Vivi Ruggles, and COO, Bill Ruggles, met with R.G. Freeman Group CEO/President, Rick Freeman, at the R.G. Freeman Group HQ in Sharon, MA to celebrate the series of past successes we have had together as a Subcontractor over the past 8 years and discuss the potential for offering a new series of workshops focusing on Lean for Manufacturing, Lean for IT, and Lean Enterprise in the Fall of 2017. These offerings (Web-based, Instructor-led, and Blended-learning modes) would augment the already mature training programs in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; and, Agile/Scrum Development. The RG Freeman Group is a learning solutions company established in 2005 which is focused on educating IT, Business...

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