I'm a huge fan of Agile principles and applying them to organizational challenges other than just software development. For other like-minded hippies, you may be interested in a class on Innovation Games being taught in Austin by my good friend Luke Hohmann, CEO of Enthiosys. We practice Luke's Innovation Games now and then at Improving to overcome blocks in managing a product backlog or just developing one.
If you haven't read the book, I encourage you to check it out or sign up for the course. It's a great set of tools to have in your agile toolbox.