James McMillan

James McMillan Founder & Chief Officer

Speaker Bio

James McMillan wasn’t always the founder of Audeo Fortis – providing strategic business advice to SMEs. After starting his career as a Chartered Accountant training with Baker Tilly, James blagged his way in to business process improvement at BT Group Plc, and later stumbled in to becoming a Head of HR PMO delivering people change to 34,000 people in BT’s Technology, Service and Operations division.

This unconventional career path has given him a unique view of how to cut through an organisation to ‘get stuff done’. A self-described grafter from the north, his direct approach and passion for simplicity are underpinned by the belief that ultimately people drive results, not processes.

Presentation: Licence to PMO: The People Side of PMO

James will introduce you to a true unorthodox path to PMO, and what that means for the future of how we implement, manage, and evolve our PMOs in the future

“This is a very interesting conference specifically tailored towards PMOs, it provides you with a chance to interact with PMO professionals from so many industries – if you are in a PMO – do not miss it!” Jaguar Landrover

“The last two continue to have been the best conferences I have attended and that its a great opportunity to learn, get tips, get inspired and network.” The University of Edinburgh

“Good conference without people trying to sell you stuff all day or get your contact details to sell you services after!” AON

“Great networking opportunities and interesting speakers, worth attending” Gate One

“FuturePMO is insightful, thought-provoking, fun and well worth attending!” KBR

“FuturePMO was an enjoyable day and great for sharing experiences.” Severn Trent Water

“You must attend the FuturePMO at LEAST once in your life!” Waltham Forest Council

“FuturePMO is a great conference and I look forward to returning each year. It is great for anybody working in a project environment but if you work for or within a PMO then it is a must-attend event.” JD Sports

“A great interactive conference, relevant to anyone working within a PMO or looking to set one up.” Victrex

“For a truly inspiring, involving and invigorating PMO experience, attend FuturePMO 2018!” University of Cambridge

“The 2017 event was exceptional – enjoyable and thought-provoking. Well worth the time investment.” Kings College London

“It’s a fun and informative event run by experts who are serious about PMOs.” South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

“It was really good to have an event purely focused on PMO. The structure of the day worked well and the length of sessions were good.” Yorkshire Water

“Overall there was a very good balance of plenary presentations, workshops, networking, and a well engaged set of attendees.” BOC

“FuturePMO is the best conference I’ve been to, you should definitely book yourself a ticket!” Compass Group