Barry Hawkins at Work

About Barry

Barry Hawkins specializes in effective agile product and game development for complex scenarios across the full range of organizational scales.

Barry leads product development organizations and game studios to greater effectiveness in product development at scale. 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 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

YouTube Channel

Barry regularly adds videos to on the topic of product development, effective development process, and scaling development organizations. Be sure to like and subscribe to know when new content is released!

Check out the other playlists and videos on the channel for all manner of free information and guidance!

Conference Talks

The following is a selection of published videos of conference talks given over the years.

Barry Hawkins delivering the closing keynote at CodeMash 2012

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.

Barry Hawkins - When The Wheels Come Off Agile from NDC Conferences on Vimeo.

Barry Hawkins - Agile, Lean, and the Space Between from NDC Conferences on Vimeo.

Podcasts featuring Barry Hawkins

Java Posse #368 – Roundup 2011 – Interviewing and Hiring Software Engineers

Java Posse #357 – Roundup 2011 – Courage in Software Development

Java Posse #353 – Roundup 2011 – Scala Adoption

Java Posse #321 – Roundup 2010 – Engineering vs. Management

Java Posse #260 – Roundup 2009 – Staffing Agile Teams

Java Posse #176 – Roundup 2008 – Why is Agile Hard?