Inglorious PMP Meet Mumbai: Sep 4, 2011

I attended a PMI chapter meet for the first time , here in Mumbai, on the 4th of September, 2011 at Welingkar’s Management School, Matunga.

The experience to put it mildly—grated. The speaker was a certain Pradeep Phendse.

I decided to avoid any more meets.

Quoting my correspondence below:

“I’d like to add that the PMP meet was a disturbing experience for me.

My experience was marred by some ‘unknown’ individuals making threatening sounds behind my back before the meet began.

Have you or anyone else had a similar experience?”

I found the attendees willing to tolerate any loutish, juvenile and intimidating behavior  so long as they were not the ones targeted.

Find below the full transcripts of my e-mail conversation with Messr. Sagar.

PS: ‘Thank you’ to ‘Nutul’ (read Blithering idiot) for ‘Gib, Up’. I can take a hint and stay away where I’m not welcome.

 


Dear Sir/Madam,

As you are non-member of PMI Mumbai Chapter, you were suppose to pay Fee Rs.500/-. But some how you missed to make the payment, so request you to make the payment as earliest as possible.

Regards,
Sagar Patil
PMI MUMBAI CHAPTER

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thanks, sagar, for this email. or maybe not. the specified meet was
supposed to be free for both members and outsiders. are you telling me
otherwise?

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Sagar,

I’d like to add that the PMP meet was a disturbing experience for me.

My experience was marred by some ‘unknown’ individuals making threatening sounds behind my back before the meet began.

Have you or anyone else had a similar experience?

Would you return?

Linus Fernandes
http://linusfernandes.com

Live life as an exclamation, not an explanation!

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Do you need any more clarifications?

Linus Fernandes
http://linusfernandes.com

Live life as an exclamation, not an explanation!

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Everonn Systems: Prometric approved? – II

In response to my complaint about the test environment at the Everonn centre at Andheri (East), Mumbai, the only response I received was an email from a Ms. Prabhu Vasudevan.

Produced as is:


Dear Mr. Linus Fernandes,

We appreciate the valuable feedback shared from your end. We have taken immedaite action on contacting the particular Everonn site and sharing the same with them. It would be made sure that we would definetly be much more Csutomer Centric and take necessary actions to avoid such complaints in future.

Thanks for all your cooperation.

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Everonnn Systems: Prometric approved centre?

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I recently had to give the Project Management Institute exam at Prometric centre in Mumbai, Everonn Systems at Andheri East. The exam centre is located just past the Saki Naka junction. The exam went off well, but I encountered a couple of hassles that I sought to get clarified by the Everonn management. Though I have mailed the following communication to the e-mail address listed on their website, I have yet to receive a response. Reproduced below is the excerpt of the communication:

Dear Sir/Madam:

On the 4th of February, 2011, I gave the PMI certification exam for CAPM at your Andheri location.

Though the facilities provided were first-rate, I have a couple of points that I would like to bring to your notice.

First, the young lady making the announcements exhibited a hostile attitude. An attitude that is and was unwarranted.

Secondly, during the exam, a gentleman on the other side of the room, kept on going “Mada, Mada” throughout the exam.

This was a huge irritant and made the exam-taking a veritable nightmare.

I hope you will look into the matter with all due haste and consideration.

Sincerely,

Linus Fernandes
http://linusfernandes.com