This presentation was given at the Lean Software and Systems Conference 2012 (LSSC12).
There is good evidence from experience reports and other literature that an on-demand or kanban approach to scheduling is highly effective in many instances of software development activities. The question remains, however, if it is equally applicable to the systems and enterprise engineering found in large or complex system environments. This paper discusses goals, concepts and initial findings from ongoing research into this question within a specific type of environment. The research focuses on rapid response software development projects incrementally evolving capabilities of existing systems of systems. It is defining and modeling the combination of a kanban-based, value-driven scheduling system with a negotiation-based services approach to systems engineering in such an environment.