Spaces are broken down into Projects. 

Projects are divided into Lists, where tasks are located.

So Projects and Lists are just a better way of organizing tasks in your ClickUp Spaces. Each task is placed into a List. To recap: 

Projects: Groups of Lists. 

Lists: Groups of tasks. 

Why require Lists? 

Organization & Growth
We strongly feel other platforms lack organization and structure required to maintain manageable Spaces. Yes, you can start out okay but as your tasks increase, things get out of control. We added two levels of structure to solve this problem because one simply does not cut it.

This forced structure unarguably adds better organization and structure to Spaces especially as they grow. If you start organized, you'll stay organized

Less Spaces, More Synergy
ClickUp users find they don't have to granularly separate Spaces anymore. Instead of having separate Spaces for Frontend, Backend, and Design - you can use one Space with Projects for each of these. Teams work better and managers work more efficiently. 

"But this is confusing to learn"
Yep, there's a slight learning curve, but once you learn it, you know it. And you'll thank us when your tasks are so much more organized. In our most recent survey, 96% of ClickUp users said they strongly favor the ClickUp hierarchy after using it for more than one week. 

ClickUp users create Projects and Lists for things like...

  • Folders
  • People
  • Phases
  • Timelines
  • Sprints
  • Divisions/Departments
  • Groups
  • Locations
  • And really, they can be anything to keep your Spaces organized. 

If you ever want to delete a Project or List just hover over with your pointer and click the ellipses. This will show a dropdown where you can add a new Project or rename, move, or remove a List or a Project.  

Just remember, you have: Projects with Lists (containing Tasks) 

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