The BPMN Compensation Event article focus on the definition and usage of the compensation event element as documented in the BPMN 2.0 specification. The example process diagram illustrates the correct use of the compensation event annotation. The BPMN Guidelines section contains a detailed set of rules that apply to the compensation event and explains how the element may or may not be used within the different BPMN diagrams.
What is a Compensation Event?
“Compensation Events are used in the context of triggering or handling compensation. There are four variations: a Start Event, both a catch and throw Intermediate Event, and an End Event.” ~ BPMN Specification
The BPMN specification defines the Compensation Event element using the following description and notation:
|Catching Events||Throwing Events|
|Start Event||Intermediate Event||End Event|
|Standard||Event Sub-Process |
|Event Sub-Process |
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- Business Process Model and Notation Specification Version 2.0.2. (2014, January). https://www.omg.org/spec/BPMN/2.0.2/