BPMN Multiple Event

BPMN Multiple Event

The BPMN Multiple Event article provides a detailed explanation of the multiple event element, including the BPMN notation, an example diagram and guidelines.

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

BPMN Notation

The BPMN specification defines the Multiple Event element using the following description and notation:

Catching EventsThrowing Events
Start EventIntermediate EventEnd Event
StandardEvent Sub-Process
Event Sub-Process
Boundary Non-
Multiple Event

BPMN Notation: Multiple Event


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