On this page you will find my own books and plenty of resources that will help you on your journey to becoming a great tech pro.

There are Blazingly Simple Guides, Reading Lists and Downloadable Forms too!


Join Our Company

A book about designing and building a WOW hiring and on-boarding experience.

Is your hiring process causing candidates to say WTF, or MEH or WOW?

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You have a choice – design for WOW or let it become less than the best.

Visit the Join Our Company page to find out more and buy the book.

How To Thrive As A Web Tester

A book about thriving in your career as a Software Tester with 30+ ideas on how to test websites.

It’s a book I wish I’d had 20 years ago.

Find out more and buy the book here.

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The Employable Parent Brain

A book about how the Baby Effect (having a child dependent on me) drove me to take my career more seriously and take care of my future prospects.

The Employable Parent Brain – Buy it here

The 10 Behaviours of Effective Employees

A free book about how to be an effective employee

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Read more on the 10 Behaviour page

Remaining Relevant

A book for those wanting to remain relevant, employable and productive

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Click here to learn more about this book and how to buy it on Amazon.

The Diary of a Manager

A hilarious book about the challenges faced by a manager in an IT company
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A book containing 8 year’s worth of ideas on software testing.

This book is a collection of over 100 articles from the last 8 years of The Social Tester blog.

I have picked the highest rated and the most visited articles as well as a few previously unpublished articles.

It represents 8 years worth of thinking about Software Testing and hiring good testers. If you’re into Software Testing then this book is for you. It’s a ton of value bundled in to a book.

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You can buy the book on Leanpub here.

There are problems with Software Testing

A funny walk through on some of the problems with Software Testing.
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The Tester Types

My very first book and the spawn of many thousands of testers avatars. A book about the different types of testers.

So you wanna be a Scrum master?

A bunch of us wrote this over two days during a Hack-a-thon. Loads of fun – mega useful book.
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Co-authored a contribution to this epic book about how to make sure you ship good software first time.
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Reading List

Some recommended books and resources for aspiring managers.

Blazingly Simple Guides

Turning Around a Team Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Turning Around A Team

Building a Customer Support Team Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Building A Support Team

Thriving At A Conference Poster

A Blazingly Simply Guide To Surviving A Conference (PDF)

Thriving Tester Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Thriving As A Software Tester

Getting conference talk accepted poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Submitting To Conferences

Personal Branding Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Personal Branding

Running Amazing Meetings Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Running Amazing Meetings


Resources and Templates

One To One Form – The Cultivated Management 1:1 Form

Cultivated Change Download – An image based guide for checking your management foundations when releasing agility.