Create a portfolio

A Portfolio is a collection of projects competing for the same resources, budget, and schedule. The projects in a Portfolio are similar enough that they would use the same Resource Pool and be measured against the same scorecard.

You can use Portfolios to group projects that belong to the same product lines, divisions, departments, companies, or other business units.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Business or higher
Adobe Workfront license*
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Portfolios

Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can change your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

After you create a portfolio, you have Manage permissions to it, by default

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Create a portfolio

  1. Click the Main Menu icon in the upper-right corner of Adobe Workfront.

  2. Click Portfolios.

  3. Click New Portfolio.

  4. Replace Untitled Portfolio with the name you want for the portfolio.

    The name can contain up to 255 characters.

  5. (Optional) Click the name under Portfolio Manager in the header at the top of the page to assign a different manager for the portfolio.

    As the creator of the portfolio, you are assigned as the portfolio manager by default.

  6. Click Portfolio Details in the left panel.

  7. In the Overview area, change any of the following information:

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    Description Type a description for the Portfolio to indicate what is unique about it.
    Portfolio Manager

    Start typing the name of a user that you want to indicate as the portfolio manager, then select it when it appears in the list. This is the same as the Portfolio Owner. This is the person who can oversee the work defined in the projects of the portfolio and can approve the Business Case.

    Important: When you designate someone as the Portfolio Manager, they automatically gain Manage permissions to the portfolio, the programs and the projects in the portfolio.

    Tip: You can also update the Portfolio Manager in the header at the top of the page.


    Add the name of a single group if the group owns the portfolio or has responsibility for completing it.

    You can make sure you are selecting the right group by hovering over it and clicking the information icon that displays next to it. This displays a tooltip listing information about the group, such as the hierarchy of groups above it and its administrators.

  8. (Optional) Click inside the Add custom form box in the upper-right corner of the Portfolio Details page to select a custom form for the portfolio and update the custom fields.

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    You must have portfolio custom forms already created before you can attach them to portfolios.
  9. Click Save Changes.

  10. (Optional) Click Programs in the left panel, then Add Programs to add programs to the portfolio.

    For more information about creating Programs, see Create a program.

  11. (Optional) Click Projects in the left panel, then Add Projects to add projects to the portfolio.

    For more information about adding projects to a Portfolio, see Add projects to a portfolio.