William L. Bryan

Learn More
With the recent formation of the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a number of challenges have arisen that must be addressed. One involves the porter service, which faces increased demands since every department has new and often expanded duties for porters. This paper identifies obstacles facing the porter service and(More)
Mobility using the timed up and go (TUG) and perceived pain, stiffness, and physical function (Western Ontario McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index) were documented after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The relationships between mobility and perceived function are limited post-TKA. The first purpose of this study was to determine and compare the TUG(More)
Practical suggestions are presented for effectively managing software development in small-project environments (i.e., no more than several million dollars per year). The suggestions are based on an approach to product development using a product assurance group that is independent from the development group. Within this check-and-balance(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The association between closed-chain knee extensor strength and perceived physical function following primary knee replacement has not received much attention.The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relationship of closed and open chain measures of strength with self-reported measures of physical function and mobility(More)
Software has a life cycle. It is conceived, matures, and dies. If uncontrolled during this life cycle, software, when executed, can produce undesirable results. Auditing is one process that should be performed periodically during the life cycle to reduce the likelihood of aberrant software behavior. Unfortunately, the trend in current practice is to perform(More)
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the process by which a system's life cycle and its associated life cycle products are managed to ensure the quality and integrity of the system. We call this process <underline>configuration control</underline>. Although many of the ideas in this paper are applicable to systems in general, the focus of this paper is(More)