"Software Development Managers manage teams of engineers and work closely with product managers in order to oversee the development of a software product from start to completion. Employers are looking for strong leaders with solid communication skills and in depth knowledge of the software development process. In an interview, be ready to field technical questions as well as discuss how you would prioritize projects. A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and several years experience in software development is expected."
What would you do if senior management demanded delivery of software in an impossible deadline?
Give them the choice of reduced scope, more resources, or changed dates. They can only pick 2.
It is possible to keep scope, resources & timeline (dates) unchanged, but compromise on quality. This will impact team retention, especially the stronger engineers on the team, over the longer run. The leadership team must understand the consequences.
The feasibility which could lead to happen this type of situations is due to critical business needs. It means senior management would be actively involved and here agile framework will come into play. Delivering the workable product and then further developing the solution would be the best possible shot for win win situation.