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 I passed the PMP Certification Exam in October, 1987, I began receiving a steady stream of requests to deliver Exam Prep Training to interested candidates in Northern NJ and New York City.  The first such course I delivered was in Spring, 1988 on two consecutive Saturdays at the ABT Corp Training Center located at 361 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. Then, on the ensuing Saturday, I proctored the PMP Certification Exam to a group of nine (9) Test-Takers, 6 of whom passed on the first attempt." he recalled. "I did that for free as part of my volunteer commitment to the PMI-New York City Chapter of which I was one of the Founding Members."

Then, later on that same year, he delivered his 2nd such Exam Prep Course on a paid-basis for a group of employees for Metier Management Systems (formerly Artemis Project Management Systems) at its Iselin, NJ Branch Office.

"That was a very interesting experience for me since that company was one of the pioneers of project management for mini-computers!" he said. "Today, no one remembers that Artemis originated as the 'Artemis Project Management System' developed by Metier in 1978, as a sister product to 'Apollo', their first PERT Chart network scheduling system (using the old Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)) and launched in 1977."

"Apollo and Artemis were the first large-scale project management systems available on mini-computers (as opposed to mainframes) and the world's first commercially successful relational database system." Bill remembered.

Artemis combined project planning and scheduling with cost control and resource management. The first products were sold as turn-key systems: both hardware (the Hewlett Packard 21 series) and software built into a desk. In the early 1980s Metier launched a software-only version of Artemis for IBM mainframes.

Artemis later evolved into three major product lines to support: (1) Project planning and scheduling, (2) Earned value management (project performance measurement), and (3) Portfolio management, resource management, and time reporting using Artemis 9000, Artemis Views and Artemis 7. 

Today, the company is known as Artemis International Solutions Corp (AISC) and is headquartered in Austin, TX (www.aisc.com). 


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