How to add board columns in an active sprint in Jira?

I know how to add columns in a board, but every time I create a new sprint, the only columns that show up are: To Do, In Progress and Done. But if I look on to Board -> Configure -> Columns, I can see that I have these columns: To Do, In Progress, QA, UAT, Staging, and Done.

So how can I show up these columns in active sprints?


I wasn't able to add a comment to the answer below because I had already asked two questions just this day. So I'm putting here my reply:


Hi @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] I saw the button 'Add Status' beside the 'Add column' but it is disabled. What do you think is the reason for this? Thank you.

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The sprint is irrelevant to the board configuration - if you have six columns in the board config, you have six columns on the screen.  As long as there are status in them - have you added at least one status to QA, Staging and UAT?

You can only add status if the workflow is set to "simplified" and you are a board administrator.

If you are not on a simplified workflow, then you will need to talk to your JIRA administrators to get changes to the workflow.

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