Code churn: The good, the bad and the ugly

There’s no such thing as perfect-on-the-first-try software development—and that’s a good thing.

You should expect (and encourage) exploration, testing and refining of code in the beginning of a project. But when this process of rewriting code creeps into later phases, you might have a problem. 

So, as a manager, how do you know when code churn is healthy or problematic, and what are the warning signs you should be looking for? In our guide, Understanding code churn, you’ll learn:

  • What behaviors are warning signs your deadline is at risk

  • When there’s an issue concerning external stakeholders

  • When to back off and let your engineers do what they do best