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 Tester

Thriving Tester PosterI’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

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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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You can get the book on LeanPub for free!.

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.

Find out more and buy the book here.

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The Social Tester

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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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)

Getting conference talk accepted poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Submitting To Conferences

Personal Branding Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Personal Branding (PDF)

Running Amazing Meetings Poster

A Blazingly Simple Guide To Running Amazing Meetings


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.