Barry Hawkins coaches groups to successfully apply the processes and technical disciplines of Agile/Lean Software Development.
Barry has played various roles in his 17 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:
Java Posse Roundup 2011 Lightning Talk: When the Wheels Come off Agile
Java Posse Roundup 2009 Lightning Talk: Tips for Introducing Change