BPMN Parallel Multiple Event

BPMN Parallel Multiple Event

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

The BPMN Parallel Multiple Event article focus on the definition and usage of the parallel multiple event element as documented in the BPMN 2.0 specification. The example process diagram illustrates the correct use of the parallel multiple event annotation. The BPMN Guidelines section contains a detailed set of rules that apply to the parallel multiple event and explains how the element may or may not be used within the different BPMN diagrams.

What is a Parallel Multiple Event?

“This means that there are multiple triggers REQUIRED before the Process can be instantiated. All of the types of triggers that are listed in the Start Event MUST be triggered before the Process is instantiated.” ~ BPMN Specification

BPMN Notation

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

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

BPMN Notation: Parallel Multiple Event


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