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How BioRAD Increased Learning and Development Value using Agile Techniques and Scrum Methodology

  • 15 Sep 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Dallas Baptist University North, 2805 Dallas Parkway, Suite 450, Plano, TX 75093
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  • Member registration with Dallas ASTD Membership.
  • Member registration with Dallas ATD and National ATD memberships.

September Chapter Meeting:

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. Bio-Rad is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries.

For the past 2 years, the Plano training group has been able to utilize Agile techniques and Scrum methodology and adapt those in the Learning & Development space. Since transitioning to Agile, this has allowed greater flexibility and responsiveness to Bio-Rad learners, stakeholders, and customers. The Plano Training group has pioneered and paved the way for Agile techniques that are now being adopted by other functional business units within organization.  

During this meeting learn how a functional training group has been able to deliver value added services and products with decreased cycle times, while increasing visibility and transparency on critical projects to Senior Leaders.

Abby Fuchs brings over 18 years of experience in Training Operations & Program Management including coaching cross functional business units with continuous improvement and change management efforts.

She has been an advocate of L&D technology and processes at various events like TaleoWorld, Corporate Summit University, and Enterprise Learning Conference.

Abby has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration.  She is a Certified Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Project Management Professional.  Abby is a strong advocate of Agile techniques and methodologies and has seen the benefits it brings to organizations. 

Raylene Belcher is a training professional with over 30 years of training experience.  She is a Senior Trainer with Bio-Rad Laboratories.  She also serves the Plano Training Department as the Product Owner for the Agile scrum team. Raylene has a degree in Education and is also a Certified Product Owner. 

Monica Brady is a Lead Software Trainer at Bio-Rad Laboratories where she is responsible to train end users on Unity software and create training for her staff. 

Monica Brady had a 21 year career working in various laboratories working as a medical technologist where she held a number of roles.  Most recently, Monica was a Lab Supervisor of Creative Testing Solutions (formerly Blood System Laboratory), where she supervised 10-30 employees in a donor testing environment. Monica received her B.S. in Zoology from Alabama A&M University, certificate in Medical Technology from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and M.S. in Public Health conc. Epidemiology from Kaplan University. She most recently received her certification as Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance. 


Dallas Baptist University North.

2805 Dallas Parkway, Suite 450

Plano, TX 75093



  • 5:30-6:00pm ATD Members arrive, networking, appetizers and beverages
  • 6:00 -6:15pm Welcome by ATD Officers and introduction of speaker
  • 6:15-7:15pm Presentation  
  • 7:15-7:30pm Closing discussions

Registration closes the Monday before the event at 12pm. After this time you will have to register onsite with a $10 increase in price.


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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