My good friends Adrian Downes and Nick Barclay have now released the first of their books on PerformancePoint Server 2007. This first book covers deployment as well as implementation tips to help customers and partners understand what PerformancePoint Server is, and how to get started with the application. Further details including where to purchase can be found here.
I'd encourage you all to pick up a copy of this. These guys really are industry experts on this stuff and their insight should provide you all with a great starting point for understanding how to kick off a PerformancePoint implementation.
Great job guys - looking forward to the next one in the series.