The “Full Transplant” agile transformation play recreates the entire organization as an agile organization, giving it agile roots to feed long term agility. Full transplant is a complete top, middle and bottom transformation — occurring all at once.
Because a “Full Transplant” typically requires buy-in and active leadership by executives in the organization, it is also known as a “top-down” transformation.
Though “Full Transplant” is a commonly called play, it is rarely the best one to call. “Full Transplants” are fast, but they are also risky and painful for members of the organization.
As a result, “Full Transplant” should be used sparingly, including these situations:
Despite the fact that “Full Transplants” are often high risk and painful, there are some advantages, including:
There are some disadvantages to a “Full Transplant” play, including: