Front-End Loading (FEL) and the Stage-Gated Process

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Advance your knowledge of the FEL and stage-gated process fundamentals needed to drive improved capital project performance.

Course Description

The early planning work for a capital project, known as Front-End Loading (FEL), is the foundation for executing capital projects effectively. A stage-gated project delivery process breaks the project lifecycle, including FEL, into defined phases to facilitate selecting the best project, identifying the right scope of work, and preparing for effective execution.

This online training course shares Best Practices for each FEL phase and the stage-gated process, as identified through research by Independent Project Analysis (IPA). Project professionals will gain an understanding of the elements needed to drive better outcomes in safety, cost, schedule, and operational performance.


This is an online, instructor-led course delivered via WebEx Training Center in two separate 2-hour sessions. Participation in both sessions is required for course completion. Each session is presented live with interactive class exercises, breakouts and discussions.

Session 1
October 6, 2020: to 12 p.m. EDT

Session 2
October 8, 2020: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT

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