The Schmidt List
By Kurt Schmidt
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
The Schmidt List is a weekly show created to inform leaders who manage projects, build digital products and coach teams in design and technology. I’ll be interviewing industry veterans, colleagues and bestowing my personal perspective on digital strategy, experience design, project management and software development.
||CleanHourly Billing is Nuts with Jonathan Stark - Ep - 022||This week it is my pleasure to share with you my conversation with Jonathan Stark, author of "Hourly Billing Is Nuts". A great book that can help you break the dependency of billing only by the hour and start pricing based on value.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sales Prevention Department with Mark Jensen- Ep 021||Why is your Product Team sometimes referred to as the "Sales Prevention Department"? My guest Mark Jensen, Director of Product Management at Epicor and I explore that question and how Product Managers can best balance responsibilities between...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesignOps with Fred Beecher - Ep 020||Episode 20 features my discussion with Fred Beecher, Sr. Manager of Experience Design Operations at Best Buy. We discuss the future of design education and DesignOps. Hope you enjoy!||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUX...To Know or Not to Know? Pt 1 - With Brian Rowe and Emily Schmidt - Ep 019||Now that UX is more of a brand name, how have its processes changed over the years? Do users even matter any more? On this episode, Brian Rowe and Emily Schmidt discuss UX processes and how liberating it can be to say "I don't know." as a designer.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Owns the User? with Jason Schneider and Dave Mathias - Ep - 018||On today’s show I’m talking to User Experience professional and renaissance man, Jason Schneider and also with me is Dave Mathias, entrepreneur, volunteer and Product Management specialist. We attempt to answer the question, who owns the user? UX...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Be A Great Manager - With Heather Kelly - Ep 017||This week, I’m talking to Heather Kelly, Manager of Employee Experience at Aeritae Consulting Group about what it takes to be a great manager. Check out more episodes at www.Schmidt-List.com!||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State of Agile with David Hussman - Ep 016||On today’s show, I’m talking to David Hussman, founder of DevJam, speaker, author and all around brilliant individual. We discuss how software development has been under an enormous transformation over the past two decades and where it’s headed.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotional Intelligence in UX - With Nick Tietz - Ep 015||How important is emotional intelligence in user experience design? This week on the show, I talk to Nick Tietz. Former Director of Innovation at LifeTime Fitness and Co-Founder of Vitals.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUX Design, Specialize or Generalize? - With Andy Vitale - Ep 014||This week, I’m talking to Andy Vitale, Director of User Experience for Polaris. We also talk about whether or not UX designers should focus their efforts on one discipline of design or should they be constantly exploring new areas of design and...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill PWA's Replace Native Apps? - With Patrick Fuentes - Ep 013||Today, I’m talking to Patrick Fuentes, Android Domain Lead. We discuss How mobile designers and developers can work together better and we also try to answer the question… will Progressive Web Applications replace Native Mobile Apps? Patrick also...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ROI of Security with Sarah Engstrom - Ep 012||This week, I interview Sarah Engstrom, CISO and IT Director of Productivity at CHS Inc. How do you find an ROI for security and how do you balance the importance of security vs being innovative? We discuss these questions along with her...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSPECIAL EPISODE 01 - A Project Retrospective on Apollo 13 the Movie||I’ve got a special episode to share with you. And one that I’ve been thinking about doing for quite some time. You might be asking yourself what the heck, what does a movie have to do with managing projects, building products or leading people?...||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Comes After Agile? with Jeff Gothelf - Ep 011||What comes after agile? Is it possible to get leaner? In this episode, I’m talking to Jeff Gothelf, author of the book "Lean UX" and "Sense and Respond". He’s a thought leader, coach, and public speaker who builds and trains executives & product...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Balance Innovation and Stability in IT with Adam Clarke - Ep 010||How can IT balance a focus on stability while still being innovative? On today’s show I’m talking to Adam Clarke, Vice President of IT at Quality Bicycle Products. The largest distributor of bicycle parts and accessories in the industry. Adam...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Market Marketing with Wendy Wiesman - Ep 009||Should Marketing lead customer centricity or should it come from leadership? On today’s show, I’m talking to Wendy Wiesman, Sr Director, of Brand and Engagement Marketing for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. We discuss tips on how to best work..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProject to Product with Adam DeMarie - Ep 008||While they share the same acronym, the roles of the Project Manager and Product Manager are very different. On today’s show, I’m talking to Adam DeMarie, a Product Owner at Reeher, a fundraising management platform designed exclusively for higher..||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness Analysis with Dave Bucklin - Ep 007||Now that many of us live in an agile world the roles and processes have changed but has it been for the better? The role of the business analyst has changed a lot over the years. Add to that, the massive shift from waterfall to more agile...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProject Management for Humans with Brett Harned - Ep 006||Can the Project Manager role be strategic? This week I’m talking with Brett Harned… Project Management, thought leader, founder of the Digital PM Summit conference and Author of the book… Project Management for Humans. There are a LOT of books...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccessibility with Brian Bell - Ep 005||How important is accessibility in UX design and software development? Too often, accessibility is overlooked because many are simply unaware of how to design for it, how to develop for it and how to test for it. Brian and I discuss how to best...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgency Business Models with Adam Edgerton - Ep 004||This week I’m talking with Adam Edgerton, Production Director at Copious. A digital agency, located in Portland, Oregon. Building a winning team is difficult enough but deciding on which business model to follow for your agency is an incredible...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProject Rescue with Brad Amundson - Ep 003||At some point in your career, you may be responsible for rescuing a project that's gone wrong. While not the most fun, I can say from experience you will learn more from a troubled project than from a successful one. Today, I’m talking to one of...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging UX with Brian Rowe - Ep 002||In this episode, I talk with Brian Rowe about design thinking, coaching user experience designers and how best work with product owners, executives and clients as a designer.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIT Transformation with Zach Hughes - Ep 001||In the first episode I’m talking with Zach Hughes the Director of IT Development & Operations. CHS a Fortune 100 company located in Minnesota. He also has a fantastic blog at ZachOnLeadership.com where he has many great articles about leadership in..||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Schmidt List||Welcome to the Schmidt List! This podcast is dedicated to the folks that manage projects, build and design products and lead teams in technology. Each episode I'll be sharing interviews with leaders and providing my own perspective on what makes a...||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I had the distinct pleasure of being Kurt's first guest in Episode 1. Kurt is a great interviewer, and lead an in-depth conversation that will undoubtedly educate and inspire his audience.
Kurt really knows his stuff
What a great show! Kurt is extremely knowledgeable about all things project management and it really shows.
Kurt knocks it out of the park!
The Schmidt List is one of the most helpful podcasts I've ever listened to regarding product design and project management. As a professional, Kurt is highly respected in his craft, and this podcast conveys that deep expertise really well.