We have decided to close this specific request for additional status categories as Won't Fix. The finite set of status categories allows us to build useful features on top of them, like completion progress indicators for Epics and Versions.
Statuses belong to 1 of 3 types of Status Category. It gets a little confusing because there are Statuses with the same names as the Status Categories.
This is work that hasn't started. You can make more than one status that is of Status Category TO DO. For example:
You could even use these three together going from Idea, to Needs Grooming, to To Do with Idea and Needs Grooming happening in the Product Backlog and then being set to To Do when moving into the Sprint Backlog.
This shows that work has started. As has been said, this usually constitutes the majority of steps. For Example:
Some teams have multiple types of Done. While I make use of Resolution for that purpose, different teams have different use cases. For example:
Hope that helps
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