When your backlog is empty, it can be hard to know how to spend your time. Here are a few important things you can make progress on.
Software is more like making a movie than building a bridge. The pitch meeting isn't the same as watching the movie, and the script can't tell you what it's going to cost.
Deciding to build foundation code "when you need it" isn't very concrete. When you move from iterating to incrementing, that's the time to invest.
Through the use of ADO private package feeds, developers can share work across teams, without needing to check out repositories or add project references.
Learn just enough to iterate a design quickly, use established styles, and put in a bit of effort on every piece. And you can dramatically increase your product quality.
Even if you have many unknown variables, plugging in a made-up number can help avoid analysis paralysis. Find the rough bounds of your problem and start making progress.