Trusty Sidekick Heroes

How can we help?

Not every project requires saving the world. For every alien invasion or volcano eruption; sometimes the Super Friends’ biggest challenge was helping the local Boy Scout troop earn a merit badge.

Regardless of how big the problem is or what it entails, Trusty Sidekick is there to make it go away as quickly, efficiently, and painlessly as possible. And if it’s something outside of our superpowers, we won’t fake it ‘til we make it.

Need someone to roll their sleeves up and just get it done? 
Whether “it” is a failing project, defining strategic goals and priorities, a really broken process or just another set of eyes looking objectively at your business / team.  We’re your Robin and the utility belt is open for business. We’re the ones you turn to so you can concentrate on the big picture.

So, what exactly is it that we do again?

Be your sounding board. Need someone to ask the stupid questions that only an outsider can ask?
Want to apply some design thinking principles to strategic planning? Lacking a clearly defined set of goals and priorities to help make tough decisions and trade-offs? We’re here to listen, to learn, and to hold everyone and everything accountable.

Create order from chaos. Is everyone using the same words, but they mean different things? Everyone standing around pointing fingers at each other? Everyone looking at the mess, agreeing it’s a mess, but doing nothing to fix it? Are you Or, tired of hearing people say “we’ve always done it this way” and knowing that it could be done better? It may be time to just wreck the thing and start over again. We’ll happily provide the wrecking ball.

Plan the work and/or work the plan. We can help you do either, or both. Sure, having a PMP is nice, but, if you don’t have lots of war stories or years of practical business and technology experience to draw from, then “the alphabet soup” credentials are only going to get you so far. Trusty Sidekick can help kick off a project so that it’s set up for success, run a project from start to finish, or rescue a project that’s gone completely off the rails.

Help run the day-to-day for you. That way you can think about the future or the big picture. Is the machine behind your business not as well oiled as it needs to be? Are you worried that it won’t be scalable or sustainable? We bring a unique mix of operator, financial analyst, facilitator, and process designer skills all rolled into one.

SOUND GREAT? HERE’S THE STUFF YOUR BEAN-COUNTERS CARE ABOUT.

Project based – We can work together to define a project based on specific objectives, activities, and outcomes. From there, we can work on a Time and Materials or Fixed Price (fixed scope / assumptions) basis.

Retainer based – We’ll work on a set of priorities / initiatives for a set number of days per week or per month. Consider this a “bucket of hours” that we’ll draw from over a set period of time. If you need more hours / days, you can add more to the bucket.

Bottom line – We’re pretty flexible.