Boards are not project artifacts, they're independent of them, but they need projects to exist before they can be created, otherwise there is no way to tell the board which project(s) to look at.
Projects are not simple objects either, they require a lot of configuration, and the config of company-managed projects, by definition, is limited to administrators.
So, it's the other way around, you need to create a project, so you have something for a board to look at. And most of the project templates/wizards/walkthroughs help create a board to look at the new project you've created with them.
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