Can a todo be tied to another todo so that one starts when the previous link in the chain is finished? Can they be based on duration instead of date?
Suppose I have a chain of 5 tasks with a date of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday ... and I was wildly optimistic at the speed I could accomplish the tasks or I get swamped by something else. In either case I don't start the Monday task until Thursday. With today's features I already have 3 tasks screaming "overdue."
I'd like the option to say that the second task is not overdue until the first task is finished (without constantly having to re-edit the dates of the subsequent tasks). I only want one task in a chain of sequential tasks to scream "overdue" at any given time.
It would be even better to be able to also be able to place a duration on the task so that if the second task in the chain is 1 day in duration.. it does not show up overdue until one day after the first task has finished. This would also allow an estimate of the end date of the chain of sequential tasks (or how much the end of the complete chain of tasks has slipped.)
8 comments, asked by Phil Hartman on Sep 13, 2011 - 13:10