It’s commonplace to emphasize that your product will let users achieve their goal in next to no time:
“Follow one of our quickstart guides to get started in minutes.” - Firebase quickstart
“Be up & running with Pusher in 3 minutes” - Pusher tutorials
“Learn how to build an Android Chat App in 10 minutes” - Pusher tutorials
“Deploy a serverless microservice With Lambda, API Gateway in ~2 minutes” - AWS console
There are two possible reactions to this:
Other guides are more honest:
“You can go through the whole tutorial in a couple of hours or you may want to spend a pleasant day really digging into it.” - AngularJS tutorial
“25 min read” - Nix by Example post on Medium
I believe this approach is more successful. Consider our characters again:
What causes the unrealistic push to lower time estimates?
I wrote this because I felt like it. This post is my own, and not associated with my employer.Jim. Friends.