Dev goes off-plan. What do you do?

What to do if the dev works on a feature you didn’t ask for?

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For my software we are building on this channel I noticed a feature I didn’t plan to have built.

The developer made the admin interface more fancy than I wanted.

What should I do in this case?

Don’t roll it back. The damage has been done. Keep the feature

Maybe it’s even useful

Understand the thinking behind it

I can only learn here. What did the dev do there?

Maybe the dev is stuck?

Are there hidden benefits?

Maybe the dev wanted to try something out?

Check my planning

Probably the problem is on my side?

Did I specify it?

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Till Carlos

I'm Till, a senior developer who started a software company. I explain software concepts for people in leading roles.