About

Barry Hawkins coaches groups to successfully apply the processes and technical disciplines of Agile/Lean Software Development.

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 views technology as a set of tools, each having their own strengths in a given problem domain. 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 designing and selling industrial packaging and marking systems for 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 consulting and coaching.

Videos of Barry Hawkins:

Barry Hawkins – Agile, Lean, and the Space Between from NDCOslo on Vimeo.

Barry Hawkins – When The Wheels Come Off Agile from NDCOslo on Vimeo.

InfoQ: How We Got Here, And What To Do About It (CodeMash 2012 Keynote)

Java Posse Roundup 2011 Lightning Talk: When the Wheels Come off Agile

Java Posse Roundup 2009 Lightning Talk: Tips for Introducing Change

Podcasts including Barry Hawkins:

IBM developerWorks Java technical series Podcast: Barry Hawkins on agile software development

Java Posse #368 – Roundup ’11 – Interviewing and Hiring Software Engineers

Java Posse #357 – Roundup ’11 – Courage in Software Development

Java Posse #353 – Roundup ’11 – Scala Adoption

Java Posse #321 – Roundup ’10 – Engineering vs. Management

Java Posse #260 – Roundup 09 – Staffing Agile Teams

Java Posse #176 – Roundup 08 – Why is Agile Hard?

Technology, process, and culture in software development