Organize Columns



I have multiple clients entered as rows on smartsheet, with lots of columns that detail the steps of each client project.

Is there a way to organize the columns to signify which stage of the process it is, and also which team member is responsible for each column?

I don't want to have an "assigned" to next to each cell because that would make the row huge. And the row hierarchy won't work for the stage, because the steps (or columns) are different for each stage.