This document looks at the issues that can arise and suggests solutions when a testing project becomes constrained by deadlines. While this is true of most testing projects, there are some with farther reaching consequences than others, especially if the deadline is immovable. This paper imparts a few key points along with a few tips and techniques on what to do when you find yourself in this situation. This list is not exhaustive and the ideas presented here may need to be adapted to your own specific project. However, when the chips are down and you need to bring in some semblance of software that is tested, these ideas may be a good starting point.