Add activities to goals in Adobe Workfront Goals

Activities measure the progress of a goal. Without associating results, activities, projects, or aligned goals, you cannot activate a goal and you cannot record progress on it.

Access requirements

You must have the following:

Adobe Workfront plan*

For the new plan and license structure:

  • An Ultimate plan
  • Or An additional license for Adobe Workfront Goals for the Prime or Select Adobe Workfront plans.

For the current plan and license structure:

  • A Pro or higher
  • An Adobe Workfront Goals license in addition to a Workfront license.
Adobe Workfront license*

New license: Contributor or higher


Current license: Request or higher

For more information, see Adobe Workfront licenses overview.


New product requirement, one of the following:

  • A Select or Prime Adobe Workfront plan and an additional Adobe Workfront Goals license.
  • An Ultimate Workfront plan which includes Workfront Goals by default.


Current product requirement: A Workfront plan and an additional license for Adobe Workfront Goals.

For information, see Requirements to use Workfront Goals.

Access level*
Edit access to Goals
Object permissions

View or higher permissions to the goal to view it

Manage permissions to the goal to edit it

For information about sharing goals, see Share a goal in Workfront Goals.

Layout template
All users, including Workfront administrators, must be assigned a layout template that includes the Goals area in the Main Menu.

*For more information, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.


You must have an existing goal to add activities to it.

For information about creating goals, see Create goals in Adobe Workfront Goals.

A goal cannot have more than a total of 1000 activities, results, or aligned goals.

For more information about activities, see Get started with results and activities in Adobe Workfront Goals.

Add an activity to a goal

  1. Click the Main Menu , then Goals.

  2. From the Goal List, click the name of a goal to open the goal’s page.

  3. Click Progress indicators in the left panel.

  4. From the New progress indicator drop-down menu, click Create activity.

    The New activity box opens.

  5. Enter a name for the activity in the Activity name field. This is a required field.

  6. (Optional) Remove your name from the Activity owner field if you want to assign the activity to another user. By default, you are the owner of an activity you create.

    note note
    You cannot assign a team, group, or the company as an activity owner.
  7. Click Create activity to save it and add it to the selected goal.

    The activity displays in the Progress indicators section of the goal page, under the Activity grouping.