~ Murray Carter, the 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith
Some treat Enterprise Performance Management that way.
At the six-year mark, I was able to put together a working system; Each year since has made an exponential difference in the quality of the solutions that I provide.
Confidence gained from demonstrating mastery is radically different from confidence gained by counting years.
What makes you and your EPM advisory team confident?
Perhaps it is an external certification; DiResta 55 – 1 million subscribers is what that looks like on YouTube. The Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year (2017) – EPM CLOUD – GLOBAL is The Hackett Group.
Perhaps it is a referral from an influencer to help make better purchase decisions.
Perhaps it is repeat engagements? A strong indicator of confidence is that after routinely considering all the options, we call back the same EPM advisory team for further engagements.
Jim Rohn, an American business philosopher echoed a perennial business sentiment on confidence:
The greatest step towards success is self-confidence. The greatest builder of self confidence is self esteem, and self esteem comes from doing the daily things you know you should do. Your self esteem will start to soar when you make some critical decisions – decisions to walk a new road, to start a new direction, to start a new discipline.
I would add that picking the EPM advisory team is a critical decision in our journey to mastery.