QAI provides a variety of People CMM®-based assessments to gauge the levels of process implementation and institutionalization in an organization – differing on their objectives and depth of coverage. The range includes Spot-Checks (to provide a quick and indicative “temperature reading” – along with Action Plans to close gaps, if any), Interim Assessment (a substitute for the official assessment), Pre-Assessment (to gauge readiness for the formal assessment) and Formal Assessment (lead by Software Engineering Institute (SEISM) Authorized Lead Assessors; to provide an in-depth people process profile based on SEI’s standard assessment methodology)