Bring your developers into one Workspace with everything they need to get the job done. In this doc, we'll bridge the gap between development teams and organize all of your company's workflows. ClickUp even lets non-technical teams connect and work in the same platform.

Start with the Hierarchy

ClickUp's unique organizational structure ensures that each of your tasks will have a clear sense of purpose. Given that software development processes can be prone to unexpected changes, it's critical that your entire Workspace understands how tasks stack up within your overall workflow.


Start by creating a Workspace for your company or organization. This will act as the overarching container for your ClickUp Spaces, Folders, Lists, and tasks.


Add a Space called "Development" to house your entire software development process. If you're using ClickUp to run a business, you may consider adding other Spaces within your Workspace for the different departments within your company.

Spaces can be made private as well if you'd like to determine which users have access to view certain Folders.


Use Folders to contain the different elements of your software development process. For instance, you could have Projects entitled "Sprints", "QA", and "Operations".


Lists stand alone or exist in folders, but this is where your tasks live. It's a List of tasks. 

For example, you can add a List to manage your backlog items within a larger Folder. When you're ready to conquer the tasks in the backlog List, just move them into a Goal to start a new Sprint!


Tasks represent the concrete action items you'll need to complete to check off your Lists. This is where you can get down to the nitty-gritty details and start implementing your ideas!

Use Goals to Manage Sprints

This feature is totally unique to ClickUp. If you have tasks across multiple lists in your Workspace, add them all to a Goal that represents the entire sprint.

You'll be able to automatically track your Sprints in real time, and even link tasks from entirely different areas in ClickUp.

Show Scrum Points in Box View

Turn show scrum points on to display numeric custom fields in Box View and measure your Workspace's progress:

With the Workload chart, you can even visualize your Workspace's workload based on scrum points on the left side of your Box View (Business Plan only):

ClickApps and other features for Developers

Custom Statuses for Projects: Certain scenarios require that Projects have different statuses than their parent Spaces. ClickUp makes it easy to create reliable custom status workflows for each Project within your Development Space!

Custom Fields: Add a unique task ID to keep track of scrum points, or really anything else you can imagine.

Dependencies: This feature allows all of teammates to stay on track and understand which tasks are waiting on or blocking others.

Time Tracking: ClickUp offers plenty of time tracking options to help you meet your goals, including external integrations and native time tracking via our Chrome Extension

Time Estimates: This feature enables you to provide better predictability for List and Project completion times. Time Estimates are a ClickApp, meaning you can turn them on or off at the Space level.

Reporting: Paid Workspaces can also calculate numeric fields (your scrum points) in the Custom Fields reporting section:

Keep in mind that you will want to use Lists or tags for sprints in this scenario so that you may filter by that List or tag to see the total scrum points tasks in that sprint.

Board View: This view allows the user to have a more day to day view of a Folder’s progress, helpful for Scrum Masters particularly as well as Product Owners. In addition, this view is essentially a Kanban board.

Git Integration: Just include your task ID in a title, and ClickUp will automatically associate the commit with a task! We integrate with Github, Gitlab, and Bitbucket

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