As I've pointed out before, estimation is usually a waste of time in my opinion. The time can be spent on other things that are more productive and lead to better understanding of velocity. Well, I'm almost prepared to start being an advocate for estimation again... Drunken estimation to be precise. I think it's a brilliant approach to estimation. The only problem is that I don't think it will work in Sweden (and certainly not in Finland). A six pack is just not enough for one evening and will only get you happy, not to drunk to work. But it's an easy problem to fix; you just need to add a shot with every beer and I think the technique can be applied as described. Now I just need to come up with a plan to convince my team to adopt this new idea...