This information is about an old Pootle version. Pootle 2.0 doesn't have goals functionality but it may be added in the future.
In a translation project in Pootle, you can create goals to organise and prioritise files. Creating goals is also necessary for assigning work to people.
To create a goal follow these steps:
To move associate certain files with a goal:
Go to the goal listing page of the project and ensure that you “View editing functions” and that you clicked on “Show goals”.
Initially all files and directories should be “Not in a goal”.
Enter “Not in a a goal” where you should see all files and directories listed.
Next to the file or directory you want to move, select the desired goal, and click on “Set goal”.