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Part II: How We Configure Our Projects Within ClickUp

Hi again! Previously we covered why we at Clade use ClickUp for project management instead of other platforms. This week we’ll get into how we scope out different types of projects within ClickUp. A word of caution: this time around things are a little more technical and more detailed, so it’s a bit of a longer read.

Any project we work on can be categorized in one of two ways: “time-bound” and “ongoing” projects. Time-bound projects — which represent something around 80% of our work — follow the standard agency project model, i.e. a client approaches us with a product they need, we design and deliver it, and the project ends. …

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My project is complicated! Where do I put everything?!

Well hello! If you’re reading this, odds are you’re looking for a project management tool that isn’t Jira or Trello. Perhaps you’re frustrated with the lack of flexibility found in many services, or maybe you’re just getting into the management game and don’t know where to start. We at Clade have collectively spent a lot of time bouncing between project management products trying to find something that works for all the different kinds of work we tackle as a design agency, and we have some good news: we think we’ve finally found something great in ClickUp!

ClickUp’s biggest draw is its ability to display the same information in many different ways, depending on what the user needs. Being able to quickly toggle between viewing tasks as list items, Kanban cards, calendar events, or as durations within a Gantt chart is a great way to consume information effectively (especially for us visual-oriented people). This means our team members can view their tasks any way they want; it’s the best of all worlds! …

Brenton Murrell

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