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?
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 Tester
I’m very grateful for my career and everything I have experienced, but I wish I’d been mentally stronger at times and worried less about certain aspects of my career. That’s why I have written a new book. It’s a book for myself now, and 20 years ago. It’s a book I wished I’d had back then, and a book I’m glad I can refer to now.
The book is called How To Thrive As A Web Tester. It’s useful for those who aren’t testing websites too, but the second half of the book is all about how to test websites (it’s an updated and tidied up version of my Web Testing Basics mini-site – now defunct). The first half is about how to be a great tester and thrive in the industry.
You can find out more about the book here.
The 10 Behaviours of Effective Employees
A free book about how to be an effective employee
Read more on the 10 Behaviour page
A book for those wanting to remain relevant, employable and productive
The Diary of a Manager
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
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.
The Social Tester
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I have picked the highest rated and the most visited articles as well as a few previously unpublished articles.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.
There are problems with Software Testing
The Tester Types
So you wanna be a Scrum master?
Build Quality In
Blazingly Simple Guides
- How to conduct a phone interview – A step by step guide for conducting outstanding phone interviews
- How to run an Appreciative Inquiry – A LinkedIn post outlining how to run one of my favourite, and most effective, types of meeting – an appreciative inquiry
- 10 Reasons Why Being A Scrum Master Sucks – Post outlining why being a scrum master sucks
Test Related Content
I used to be a tester and many visitors may be looking for Test Related information. If so, The Social Tester site is still up and running!
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.