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Our vision of the Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management book series is to provide ideas, perspectives, and strategies to those called to positions of leadership and management within their organizations. As professionals in the field of educational technology, we have been taught to think both systematically (i.e., how to utilize methods and strategies to solve problems in a planned and deliberate way) and systemically (i.e., to understand the various components of a system, how they relate to one another and how changes in one part of a system can affect other parts).

Managing the implementation of projects is a common task for those in positions of organizational leadership. When projects involve circumstances and personnel under the direct control of the leader, the task is much less complex and difficult than when the scope of the project involves an entire organization – or multiple organizations. Managing large-scale projects requires both systematic and systemic thinking.

In their book Large-Scale Technology Implementation Stories to Inspire Change, Tonya Amankwatia, Robert Cobb, and their colleagues provide insights into the often-daunting task of implementing institutional and multi-institutional innovation and change. With interdisciplinary cases and examples taken from within and outside of higher education institutions, this book focuses on the planning, processes, partnerships, and perspectives that make this a worthwhile read for leaders and managers and a valuable addition to the Leadership and Best Practices in Educational Technology Management series.

Anthony A. Piña and Christopher T. Miller

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