MAPIT®Project Planning and Project Management

In my newest book “Project Management in the Ed Tech Era – How to Successfully Plan and Manage Your School’s Next Innovation,” I complete the second half of the MAPIT® series.

The first, called “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – How to Create Your School’s Education Technology Strategic Plan” provides the roadmap to practical technology strategic planning for school’s and school districts.

But having a strategic plan is only the first of multiple phases in the life of a Education Technology initiative. This book is a deep dive into project planning (different from strategic planning) and project management.

It provides step-by-step instructions for developing any type of ed tech implementation plan including the triple constraint: scope, time and resources (budget).

Here’s the high level description of the book:

More than 80% of Technology projects fail. What does that mean? It means the project has broken one of the “Triple Constraints”, scope, time, and budget. This book is focused on project planning and project management of IT projects in the education realm.

This book provides the most streamlined methods for defining, developing, documenting, and executing any Education Technology project. It provides the methods to insure integrity and accuracy in the planning phase, and control and communication in the execution phase. It defines how projects start and end, and all the milestones and control points in the middle. And it details how you can execute it all.

After reading this book, you will have the methods, templates and examples, in order to deliver successful Education Technology projects, but more importantly, this book will give you the insights of how to become a successful Education Technology Project Manager.

Special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Felix for writing an insightful foreword for this book.

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Other Books by Darryl Vidal

CONFUCIUS IN THE TECHNOLOGY REALM – A Philosophical Approach to Your School’s Ed Tech Goals

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Have you been thinking of the following things: 1:1, BYOD, SBAC, SANs, VLANS, VMware, 365, GAFE, STEM, Firewall, Webfilter, WAN, Workloads?

The TAO of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY will lift you out of the minutiae and give you a moment of clarity.

Confucius in the Technology Realm is a ground-breaking new approach to the dynamic world of Education Technology.

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In this work, the author has decided to soften on structure and focus on art – to take a philosophical approach to the planning and management of the chaotic and ever-changing realm of Educational Technology – what would Confucius think about Ed Tech?

But while providing a method of inquiry for philosophical guidance, the book is also meant to reinforce the ethereal concepts with real-world, Ed Tech examples.

The ultimate objectives of impacting student learning and achievement and mastery of philosophical self-discipline becomes one and the same – thus, the Tao of Education Technology may be seen as Confucius’ viewpoint, helping identify the path to transcending the organization’s people, policies, and processes to attain a state where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – where the education technology infrastructure and operational support structure are ingrained and embodied within the organization as a whole.

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Also Available on AMAZON – Darryl Vidal and Michael Casey’s best-selling books on Educational Technology Strategy and Vision.

VISION – the first critical step in developing a strategy for Educational Technology

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VISION – The first critical step in developing a strategy for Educational Technology

This book provides a straightforward approach to developing a school or district’s vision to guide all stakeholders toward a common goal with educational technology. This book is intended for educational leaders to provide a structured methodology for a school or district to develop their own vision of educational technology. This book discusses educational technology in a non-technical manner and addresses ideas and concerns about 1:1 computing and bring your own device solutions (BYOD). This book will answer the following questions:

– Why do we need a VISION for Technology in Education?
– How do we develop our own VISION for Educational Technology?
– Does our VISION for educational technology support our District Strategic Plan?
– How do today’s infrastructure requirements, instructional applications and equipment impact our VISION?

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N3xt Practices is a ground-breaking advisory book for education decision makers. Its purpose is to challenge the top trends and initiatives of the previous decade in educational technology and bring light to their short-falls and misses. It also highlights successful endeavors and strategies and details a common-sense methodology to move your school/district forward in its technology initiatives while insuring sustainability, and longevity and ultimately, success through results. Next Practices identifies technology-based initiatives, such as Interactive White Boards, Data Centers, and 1-to-1 Computing, and reviews actual implementations and case studies – both successful and unsuccessful – to provide a structure to plan and implement educational technology initiatives practical for schools and districts of all sizes. Next Practices goes beyond the examination of current best practices and redefines for educational leaders NEXT Practices for successful technology initiatives in support of 21st century learning.