I am often asked about the states of a work item in Azure DevOps. Can I add new states. Can I add a state just for my team? How do I stop my users from changing the state from New and going directly to closed?

So I thought I would talk a bit about Work item states. I’ll organize this article into 4 separate components.

State Category: The categories of states built into the product that you cannot change, but an build on.

States: The states defined my the process template that you can customize and change in your inherited…

Dave Lloyd

I have been writing software and teaching/coaching developers for over 35 years. My current passion is Azure DevOps and all the things it can do for a team.

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