Barry Hawkins currently serves as a Lead Producer for World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment. Prior to that he served as Director of Product Management at Riot Games, creators of League of Legends. Barry has over a decade of experience leveraging the values, tools, and technical disciplines of Agile and Lean Product Development in both full-time and consulting capacities.
Barry has played various roles in his 18 years in the software industry, including lone developer, team lead, director, and Agile coach and mentor. His technical work has centered around the Java platform. He writes on technology, process, and culture in software development at http://barryhawkins.com/blog.
Prior to his career in software, Barry spent 10 years in industrial packaging and marking systems, serving manufacturing plants throughout the southeastern United States. He was responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and support of every system he sold, which was a formative experience that continues to influence his approach to product development and consulting.
The views and opinions expressed on this site are those of Barry Hawkins and not his employer’s, except for the time periods where he was self-employed.
Videos of Barry Hawkins:
Java Posse Roundup 2011 Lightning Talk: When the Wheels Come off Agile
Java Posse Roundup 2009 Lightning Talk: Tips for Introducing Change