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We introduce a portfolio management method that uses effort estimates to build sets of feasible deadlines for software projects at the bidding stage. Effort estimates can involve considerable error, and this must be taken into account when selecting deadlines. We show how a simple probability model can allow for possible errors. The model is built using a single effort estimate for each current project, together with historical data on estimated and actual effort for former projects. Thedoi:10.1109/metric.2003.1232478 dblp:conf/metrics/FewsterM03 fatcat:uqfypvkyq5gq5kg6whwu6uysee