How can I make a middle column in my sprint board burn down stories and effect the burndown chart?

On my sprint board, I want a custom middle column "Done in Dev" to burn down stories and effect the burndown chart when a story is placed in it. I cannot find a way to make any column, other than the far right column, do this. Is there a way? If not has atlassian explained why? 




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No, you can't.

The right hand column is "done".  Nothing else is. 

There is a good argument for saying "the x right hand columns are 'done'" and another good argument for the ability to use the left hand column(s) the "done" area, but not an arbitrary one in the middle.  The whole point of a board is things move across it in one direction, until they reach "done"

Thanks. I hoped this was not the case but getting confirmation is helpful. 

I get that they are trying to stay true to the process but it would make my life easier to designate another column to trigger the burndown.

We like to keep the right column as "in production" in case we release something a bit early or are keeping a close eye on a recently released feature. 

Thanks again. 


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