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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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Blog Post #3: Shortcomings of 'Traditional' Project Management

(Fair Lawn, NJ - January 16, 2018) - This is the 3rd in a series of blogs posted in 2018 with excerpts from an upcoming book: Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (PM4PITs) co-authored by our COO -- Bill Ruggles -- until it comes 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. This 3rd blog provides an excerpt from Chapter 1 which addresses 'traditional' project management (and continual improvement) and its 3 key...

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Blog Post #2: Change Management Processes for Managing Performance Improvement Projects (PM4PIT)

(Fair Lawn, NJ - January 8, 2018) - Since we hope that you and your organization experience Health, Happiness, and improved Performances in the year 2018, we're publishing a series of blogs with excerpts from our latest book until it comes out in May! Our Chief Operating Officer, Bill Ruggles, is a co-author along with Dr. H. James Harrington.  For those of you who don't know "Jim", click on the link below to learn more about him: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hharrington1/ Dr. Harrington's main contribution to this book is Chapter 3 - Project Change Management -- its longest, single chapter.  Here's an excerpt from our manuscript: When it comes to performance improvement and excellence, many organizations simply “go through the motions” in predictable patterns and routines, including those which directly contribute to what made...

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Blog Post #1: Ruggles and Harrington to Co-Author Book (PM4PITs)

(Fair Lawn, NJ - January 2, 2018) - Happy New Year!  We hope that you and your organization experience Health, Happiness, and improved Performance Excellence in the year 2018! We're pleased to announce that our Chief Operating Officer, Bill Ruggles, has received approval of the manuscript he submitted to the Publisher (CRC Press -- a division of Taylor & Francis) in early November for his 3rd book being co-authored with H. James Harrington.  The Executive Editor has set a May, 2018 Release Date. His 1st book was self-published in 1990 with the advice and counsel of the Staff at the Library of Congress (which was a Client at that time) and co-authored with Mukunda S. Murthy. It was entitled The Project Workbench Whiz's Sourcebook with the sub-title "Everything You Always Wanted...

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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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