I like to break down TODOs into individual steps. So I almost always have the following structure…
- TODO “this is the MAIN TASK to work on”
- TODO (step 1) clarify the first step
- TODO (step 2) collect necessary information
- WAITING (step 3) waiting for the answers
The problem I’m facing now: When querying for the open todos, I now not only get the main tasks, but also all the individual steps. In addition, these individual steps are listed in a wildly disorganised way and it is not obvious to which main tasks they belong.
In any case
- the overview gets lost because all subtasks are always listed.
- the connection between subtasks and their main task is lost.
- From such a list of open tasks it is no longer possible to see which of the steps can be started next.
A possible solution would be to be able to define your own workflow steps. If a sub-task had its own workflow status, this could be taken into account in the queries.
(this would lead us to this feature request that is already on the roadmap
You could also map the sub-tasks not as TODOs, but only as “checklist items” - but is that currently possible in LOGseq?
I have also tried to filter out these todos using a keyword in the query - but have not been able to get this working so far.
But maybe there is already an elegant solution without new features? How do you handle this?