Simplified workflows

How many steps(statuses) can be included in a workflow before it's not considered simplified? I know a simplified workflow is essentially a scrum board with a few steps(open,in prog.,closed) that you can drag issues across, but can you have four or five steps with that same set up and ability?

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If your project was created together with a board via the GreenHopper 'Getting Started' page, it will probably use a simplified workflow that:

  • has three default steps for Scrum boards: To Do, In Progress, Done. Or,
  • has four default steps for Kanban boards: Backlog, Selected for Development, In Progress, Done.

However, you can always create your own workflow and simplify it or if you already have the default simplified workflow for that project, add new statuses from within GreenHopper. :)

You can see more about this here: Using GreenHopper Simplified Workflow.

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"Simplified" refers to how it works, not it's actual complexity. I'm not sure that "simplified" is the best choice of words for what this function does. Basically, you can have as many, or as few status as you need. The "simplified" bit refers to "there is no actual workflow, you can got from any status to any other", with basic and standard conditions, validations and post-function. Also, system admins don't get involved any more - *project* admins can define the columns

One of our mob has already defined a "simplified" flow with nearly 30 status. Works really well for what they're doing...

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