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Blog Post #7: Replacing the Anachronistic "P-D-C-A" Model With the "A-P-D-C-C" Model

(Fair Lawn, NJ - April 15, 2018) - This is the 7th in a series of blogs posted in the first 4 months of 2018 with excerpts from an upcoming book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) co-authored by our COO, Bill Ruggles  and H. James Harrington (pictured below) which is scheduled to come out on May 7th! The 4th blog back on January 22nd provided an excerpt from Chapter 1 which addressed the 'traditional' approach to continual (or continuous) improvement: the P-D-C-A or P-D-S-A iterative model invented by Dr. Walter Shewhart over 75 years ago, and revised by his protege, Dr. W. Edwards Deming, in the 1950's and their 4 key shortcomings. 'PDCA' or 'PDSA' is a four-step, cyclical, and iterative model based on the 'scientific method' originally...

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Blog Post #6: More on the Quadruple Constraint +1 (aka the "Flexible Quadrangle +1")

(Fair Lawn, NJ - March 12, 2018) - This is the 6th in a series of blogs posted in early 2018 with excerpts from the upcoming book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) co-authored by our COO -- Bill Ruggles -- which is scheduled to be launched on May 7th at the PMI-NJ Chapter's 2018 Seminar & Symposium at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ! Our last blog (#5) provided an excerpt from Chapter 2 which addresses the 'contemporary' approach to project management and its 3 key strengths that create a better way to manage a project — especially a Performance Improvement Project undertaken to address an Opportunity For Improvement (OFI) — in the twenty-first century!  This new framework is founded on what we call the "Quadruple Constraints + 1" or the "Flexible Quadrangle +...

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Ruggles COO to Appear at the 2018 PMI-NJ Chapter Symposium in May

Our Chief Operating Officer, Bill Ruggles, will be one of the Presenters at the 2018 Annual Symposium for the Project Management Institute's New Jersey Chapter on May 7th. To view a video describing this event in more detail, go to:   https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6374723368427536384 and to register for this day-long Symposium, go to:   http://www.pminj.org/18-smp/smp.mr.

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Blog Post #5: A Contemporary Framework for Project Management

(Fair Lawn, NJ - February 26, 2018) - This is the 5th in a series of blogs posted in early 2018 with excerpts from the upcoming book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) co-authored by our COO -- Bill Ruggles -- which is scheduled to come out in early May! The 1st blog provided an excerpt from the book's Preface which identified the ingenious, iterative, and scalable "APECC" framework that serves as the foundation for the entire book (see figure below). The 2nd one provided an excerpt from the book's single longest chapter #3 -- Project Change Management -- and Bill's co-author Dr. H. James Harrington who wrote most of its content (see figure below). The 3rd one provided an excerpt from Chapter 1 which addressed 'traditional'...

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Blog #4: The Traditional Framework for Applying Continual Improvement

(Fair Lawn, NJ - January 22, 2018) - This is the 4th in a series of blogs posted in early 2018 with excerpts from an upcoming book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) co-authored by our COO -- Bill Ruggles -- which is scheduled to come out in early May! The 1st blog provided an excerpt from the book's Preface which identified the ingenious, iterative and scalable "APECC" framework that serves as the foundation for the entire book. The 2nd one provided an excerpt from the book's single longest chapter #3 - Project Change Management and Bill's co-author Dr. H. James Harrington who wrote most of its content. Last week's blog provides an excerpt from Chapter 1 which addressed 'traditional' project management (and continual improvement) and its 3...

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