Chickens! They are everywhere... I would never have thought that a story taking place in such a strange setting as a "poulty plant" where all kind of chickens are built - for the gigantic war-robot chicken, to the rubber chicken (you know, for kids), and the automated breakfast chicken could sound so... familliar.
But they have the troubles of all software engineers: backlog management, stupid or overly detailed requirements, cultural bias between agile practionners and old-school project managers, and so on. It puts some spot light on what software devloppers are doing everyday. But as it is about poultry, we can't actually say "well, others are doing that, but not me, that's different for industry/edition/hardware manufacturers, etc"... Of course we are not building cheicken, but we are planifying new projects, new features, debugging old products, dealing with financers, management and so on.
And there is also some romance and suspence.
This short novel is a must read if you are aware of projects management software practices and have some sense of humour and derision. I guess "serious" people may not catch it, and that's too bad.
I love it.