FEL Toolbox

Accurately self-evaluate sustaining capital project risks

IPA research has shown that Front-End Loading (FEL), or project definition, is one of the most significant drivers of project success. However, many organizations do not employ an effective project definition work process in a consistent manner, which degrades project outcomes and hurts the site’s return on capital. Powered by IPA’s FEL Index, project teams use the FEL Toolbox software as a guide throughout the project definition process and gatekeepers use it to accurately assess a project’s readiness for execution.

Key Benefits

Accurately Measure Project Definition
Understand a project’s FEL score overall as well as detailed scores for the three main components: site factors, engineering status, and project execution planning. Compare project FEL scores against industry and your company averages.

Improve Decision-Making
Analyze gaps and opportunities in project preparation to gain internal alignment on project objectives and deliverables, and quickly determine whether a project is ready for sanction or needs further work.

Turn Action Items Into Results
Apply detailed recommendations for improvement and risk reduction to achieve better FEL, cost, and schedule performance.

Key contact

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Katherine Marusin

Product Champion, Site & Sustaining Capital

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