1. Most importantly: Make sure you understand what the NPP (No Parallax Point) is about.
2010-12-11: http://reallyrightstuff.com/WebsiteInfo.aspx?fc=108 might help.
More help; http://dgrin.smugmug.com/gallery/2114189

2. Go out and take some photographs

3. Use the software you got and stitch the photos

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_tripod_head – may be a help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Photo_stitching_software – a choice of software.
http://wiki.panotools.org/ – free software
http://panospace.wordpress.com/2008/08/03/hugin-102/ – free software

More technical information
http://doug.kerr.home.att.net/pumpkin/Pivot_Point.pdf – contains a set of images that might help understand the issue of NPP, Panorama Pivot Point or whatever you might wish to call it.
http://www.janrik.net/PanoPostings/NoParallaxPoint/TheoryOfTheNoParallaxPoint.pdf – more NPP info.