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It's worth refactoring if
  1. someone has a design that will significantly improve the code, and
  2. the cost of refactoring will be recouped by making it easier to add new capabilities over the product's anticipated lifetime.
The introduction of bugs is indeed a concern and is one more reason for developing automated testing, the lack of which results in what a former colleague astutely called "verification inertia".

In a major refactoring (rewrite), some things that can help are
  1. There must be good specification documents so that the rewrite doesn't drop functionality.
  2. No significant user-visible changes (e.g., to a GUI) are allowed, because this is likely to anger users.
  3. Customers still want new functionality, so split the development team:
    • In release 1, have a small group create the core of the new system while everyone else continues to deliver on the old one.
    • In release 2, reimplement a significant portion of the product's capabilities on the new system while still delivering new capabilities on the old one.
    • In release 3, shift everyone to the new system, which finally catches up to the old one and delivers the new functionality promised for that release.

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