I agree completely. I prefer the wide-band delphi for estimating projects. I like buffer (via CCPM or if you prefer a book Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn) plus extrapolation for managing timelines during a project.
An interesting blog about taking things too seriously...I agree completely, but you should never use regions! :-)
I to have been a UML user and advocate, but now use AML. My AML looks a lot like UML, but I don't worry about the syntax as much as the communciation.
An simply way of breaking down the type of thinking you need to solve problems. There is no "one way" that always works.
A good article on communication pattern pros and cons.