Multiple status groups on one board

I am looking for a way to have different status group options within one board.

Currently I use Wrike and my company is asking everyone to migrate to Monday. I am finding it lacks some of the features I’m used to, one of which is the ability to have multiple defined status groups so that within one project, I’m able to use the status group that makes the most sense for each task.

For example, one task might be a simple “Not Started, In Progress, Done” while others might have status options that are more specific like “In Development, Reviewing, Revising, Approved, Rejected.”

How can I achieve this in Monday?

Hi @ashleyc7 - Welcome to the community! It does take a bit to get into the “monday mindset” of how things can be organized and structured. When you have two very different types of ways that a task can be tracked or categorized, this is usually done by having multiple status columns. I’d be happy to chat with you about your specific use case and Wrike migration challenges. We offer a limited number of no-charge strategy sessions in the community each week. You can book one here: Book Polished Geek: more with monday.com

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Hey @ashleyc7 ~ Welcome to the Community! :wave:

As @PolishedGeek mentioned, you can absolutely add either multiple status labels or Status Columns to achieve the different labels you need for each project/task!

You can check out these resources to help you get to know more about our Project management capabilities:

You can also save time and download pre-made templates directly into your account by going to your Template Store and searching for “Project Management”.

If you want to have different columns per group on a board, then this won’t be possible.

We want to make sure that your boards are coherent for your team members, as well as allow for the easy dragging and dropping of items between groups. Therefore, we currently require the column layout to be consistent throughout the board.

However, you can use the hide columns feature along with the board filters to get different views of your board per group without the irrelevant columns:

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Alternatively, if you decide to split your groups into different boards, you can then create a Dashboard that will combine information from multiple boards. Dashboards allow you to pull data from different boards into one place. Using The Table Widget you can place multiple boards with different columns and include them all in the same place.

Here is more information about Dashboards: What are the Dashboards?

I also recommend checking out some of the resources on support.monday.com to help you get started. Here are some of the things you will find there:

  1. This super quick video on how to get started!
  2. Our live & on-demand webinars! These are a great way for new users to get to know the platform from the bottom up! Sign up at this link: Webinar hub | monday.com
  3. Our Knowledge Base—for quick, helpful articles on how to do just about everything on monday.com. You can also access this from your account, by clicking on the question mark icon at the bottom right of your screen.
  4. Tips on how to download and use our monday.com Mobile App to get started on the go!
  5. monday.com stories, with real-life customer stories from a variety of industries, explaining how they use monday.com for their own needs and including downloadable templates!
  6. Our YouTube channel.

I hope this helps! Feel free to start a new topic if you have any new questions or contact support@monday.com and we would be happy to help :slight_smile:

Cheers,
Jenna

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