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Ruggles^2 LLC Obtains Certification As M/WBE in NYC

(Fair Lawn, NJ - June 22, 2018) - Ruggles^2 CEO, Vivi Ruggles, has announced that her company has become a Certified Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by the City of New York. "I'm thrilled with this new designation after having gone through a rather rigorous application and vetting process!  When Ruggles & Ruggles LLC was founded in August, 2011, I had just graduated (magna cum laude) from William Paterson University with a B.S. in Business Administration and was hoping to apply what I had learned as an entrepreneur." Vivi  recalled. "But, then, 3 weeks later, when I received an offer to become an Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse, I had to put my entrepreneurial goals on the back-burner and continue my professional development in the...

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Ruggles^2 Completes Successful Appearance at PMI NJ Symposium

(Fair Lawn, NJ - May 8, 2018) - Yesterday, Ruggles & Ruggles, LLC (aka "Ruggles^2) appeared at the PMI-NJ Chapter's sold-out Seminar & Symposium at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ!  The theme was "Effective Project Management" and, due to the capacity constraints of the Conference Center, attendance had to be capped at 500 participants. It was PACKED! (see the photo below): Vivi "held the fort" at our Display Booth that was easily the most impressive of all of the Exhibitors on-display there. Our banners' color-scheme even matched the wallpaper, carpeting, and table cloth at the conference center (see the photo below): . Meanwhile, Bill made his presentation (see the photo below) on "Aligning Project Portfolios Strategically" to almost 200 attendees based on Chapter 2...

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Ruggles^2 To Appear at SOLD-OUT Event

(Edison, NJ - May 7, 2018) - Today, Ruggles & Ruggles, LLC (aka "Ruggles^2) is appearing at the PMI-NJ Chapter's SOLD-OUT Seminar & Symposium at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ!  Due to the capacity constraints of the Conference Center, attendance had to be capped at 500 participants. Both CEO Vivi Ruggles and COO Bill Ruggles are attending this professional development event and they will be an integral part of the festivities via the following engagements: First, throughout the day, we have an Exhibit Table where we are available to greet the attendees and answer their questions about how our company can help them improve one of the 8 "Performance Areas" of any successful organization:  Projects, Programs, Portfolios/PMO's, Preparedness, Purpose, People, Products, and Processes. Then, Bill is...

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Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams Is Now Available for Purchase!

(Fair Lawn, NJ - April 23, 2018) - We are thrilled to announce that our COO, Bill Ruggles'  3rd book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) has left the printers and is now available to order online at Amazon.com, CRCpress.com, or Routledge.com! He co-authored this book, as was the case with his 2nd book (Effective Portfolio Management Systems), with noted performance excellence, quality, and innovation author Dr. H. James Harrington (pictured below): This book provides practical guidance based on innovative concepts for Project Teams – especially performance improvement teams (PITs) – and their Project/Program Managers on how to successfully complete their projects and programs using a scalable, iterative framework based on an innovative foundation fusing elements of both Project Management and Continual Improvement to...

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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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