The BPMN Multiple Event article focus on the definition and usage of the multiple event element as documented in the BPMN 2.0 specification. The example process diagram illustrates the correct use of the multiple event annotation. The BPMN Guidelines section contains a detailed set of rules that apply to the multiple event and explains how the element may or may not be used within the different BPMN diagrams.
What is a Multiple Event?
“This means that there are multiple triggers assigned to the Event. If used within normal flow, the Event can “catch” the trigger or “throw” the triggers.” ~ BPMN Specification
The BPMN specification defines the Multiple 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/