Troop-Leading Procedures (TLPs) sometimes Troop-Leading Procedure (TLP) are the command procedures conducted by units of the US Army primarily at company-level and below. TLPs, as an extension of the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), to the small-unit level, are a dynamic process used to analyze a mission, develop a plan, and prepare for an operation. These procedures are meant to enable leaders to maximize available planning time while developing effective plans and adequately preparing their unit for an operation. TLPs consist of eight steps beginning with the receipt of the mission. The sequence of the steps of TLP is not rigid. The sequence is modified to meet conditions of METT-TC. Some steps are done concurrently while others continue throughout the operation.