What is it with the Netherlands?, that just about everyone I know in the software factories domain in Europe (excluding all Microsoft folks) comes from the sunny Netherlands! I am amazed - and a little envious, to be fair!
I have to give the guys credit, they are all over this space, and most have great innovations and contributions to go with it. I keep meeting more all the time, and our little factory community network is heavily weighted by the flat-landers.
What's really funny is, that they are all from different companies in the Netherlands, and yet they all just about know each other personally!! I think it must be the green and red colours of Amsterdam that brings them all together.
I have to give the following guys special mention, since we keep in touch a lot:
Newly met members of the factory community:
Those unmet, but with a connection through p&p factory communities:
Others, who do Software Factories:
It's pretty clear to me where the action in this space in Europe is, and where factories are mostly being doing for real.
Lastly, honorary members of this community with a dutch connection:
Makes me wonder if I am missing some larger picture here. Have I forgotten anyone here?