My Secret Weapon for SharePoint Project Roll Outs
I can't claim that this book is on my night table next to my bed, but I can say that it is always within reach in my office. I refer to it every time I start a new project on SharePoint. Sure, I could spend my time poking around and figure out a thing or two, but I choose to be smarter and not waste my time. My life is easier when I refer to The SharePoint Shepherd's Guide for End Users. This guide has absolutely changed the way I work.
The book has a huge number of screenshots, and every step is explained clearly. I have to admit - I started with the back of the book. All available List definitions are listed in Appendix B, and gave me some ideas for what I may be using while developing the plan for rolling out a project.