Barry Hawkins specializes in effective agile product and game development for complex scenarios across the full range of organizational scales.
Barry consults and coaches product development organizations and game studios in their pursuit of greater effectiveness. He has served in Engineering and Product Development leadership roles in a wide range of settings, including Netflix, Blizzard Entertainment, Hulu, and Riot Games. He has nearly two decades of experience leveraging the values, tools, and technical disciplines of agile and lean Product Development in both full-time and consulting capacities.
Prior to his career in software, Barry spent over a decade in the manufacturing sector, focused on 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 Management and Product Development.
The views and opinions expressed on this site are those of Barry Hawkins and not his employer’s, except for when he has been self-employed.
Videos of Barry Hawkins
Barry regularly adds videos to his YouTube channel on the topic of product development, effective development process, and scaling development organizations. Check it out, and please like and subscribe to know when new content is released!
Effective Development Process
Check out the other playlists and videos on the site for all manner of free information and guidance!
The following is a selection of published videos of conference talks given over the years.
How We Got Here and What to Do About It (InfoQ) - This talk was delivered as the closing keynote for CodeMash 2012. Sadly, InfoQ seems to have lost the video of the slides that sync with the talk, but the main video still works.