Every entity in accelQ carries a Status field which is configurable. In the Project Configuration, Administrator can setup list of values for Status and order them according to the sequence they need to be presented.
Each Status list value has a field which indicates if an entity in that particular status can be considered ready for test execution. This is used as one of the parameters when calculating the test readiness.
Additionally, you can setup a distinct color code to indicate each status value across the application.