an old email

from Dimitri Glazkov, on the UWebD list, June 2006:

In my experience, lack of realization that you are in effect running a small software development company inside of your IT or Marketing department is the biggest reason Web projects overrun deadlines and budgets, wither or fail long-term.

I got permission to use it a year ago, and just found it again whilst cleaning out email.  It still seems a point worth noting.