The Memory Jogger 2 is a small pocket book that is a great resource. The book is a quick reference guide to a variety of project planning tools. Tools include brainstorming, flowcharts, affinity charts, fish and tree diagrams, gantt charts as well as many others. The tools are useful for three different types of situations: working with ideas, working with numbers and teamwork, though the tools can be used in groups. This is a great companion for the Thinkertoys book that I introduced last month. While the last book was more focused on idea generation, these exercises advance ideas through the various stages of planning, increasing detail as different tools are used.
The book is available through Goal/QPC www.goalpc.com
The books is also available through services such as www.half.com